Voters will be asked Nov. 2 to approve a replacement levy for the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District when they go to the poles.
"The 9.2 replacement levy restores the levy passed in 1991 to current value," Newcomerstown Schools Superintendent Jeff Staggs said. "The levy will generate an additional $331,041 annually. The district has cut over $600,000 in the past two years out of its budget.
The levy is used for general operations of the school district such as salaries, utilities, supplies, insurances, etc.
"To maintain a quality education in our community, the district is in need of additional revenue. Without additional revenue, the district will be forced to make more cuts that will have a large impact on the education of our students," Staggs said.
A homeowner of a $50,000 home, will pay an additional $64.73 annually. A homeowner of a $100,000 home, will pay an additional $129.47 annually.
The 1991 levy is currently generating 4.97-mills and the replacement levy will generate all 9.2-mills.