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www.wmfd.com - Community members had the opportunity to learn more about the Mansfield City Schools 10.1-mill replacement levy at the board of education's regular meeting Tuesday evening. }}" />

   
 
 
Voters Encouraged To Support Mansfield School Levy

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  Original Published: 10/2/2013Community members had the opportunity to learn more about the Mansfield City Schools 10.1-mill replacement levy at the board of education's regular meeting Tuesday evening. Levy committee chairpersons Johnny Givand, Jill Haring, and Beth Keefer gave a detailed presentation about the replacement levy that would generate $4 million annually for the district. Supt. Brian Garverick said the levy is vital to maintaining school operations. "The purpose of this levy is to replace the money we loss a year ago. The levy will allow us to continue our current programming level of service for our students," Garverick said. "I want the taxpayers to know that while we've made improvements to our building, grounds and facilities, this money we're asking for this time is not for that purpose. This money is for operating costs," Garverick said. Mansfield City Schools have been in fiscal watch since December 2006. If the Auditor of State were to move the district into fiscal emergency, a state-appointed board could supercede the authority of the board of education and decide spending cuts to stay within available resources. The levy would cost the owner of a $80,000 home about $23.57 a month. Since 2010, the district has made more than $4 million in cuts from the general fund expenditures and cut five central office administrators. Negotiated base salaries were frozen from March 2011 through June 2014. The committee chairpersons said if the levy passes, there will still be some cuts made in an effort to avoid fiscal emergency. The current levy request is separate from the levy renewal approved in May. The committee said both levies are needed to meet local funding needs.
   
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