On March 17, voters will be asked to approve a five-year, 5.9-mill operating levy for Findlay City Schools. If approved, the levy will generate approximately $4.9 million each year to keep the school district operating in the black. A five-year forecast prepared by the district shows that the city schools would experience a $12 million deficit by 2024 without the additional operating money.
Unfortunately, if the levy fails, the district will need to cut elective classes and consider staff reductions. The last time the school district asked voters for additional operating funds was 2004.