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November 2019 Levy

November 2019 Levy
The Loveland City School District will have a combined operating and permanent improvement/bond levy on the November 5, 2019 ballot. The levy is needed to address urgent and much-needed facility renovations and additions across the district and to provide operating funds for at least three years to ensure that Loveland City School remains a strong, high-quality school district.
The combined levy, a 16.78-mill request, translates into a $49 monthly taxpayer investment per $100,000 of appraised home value. 
Operating Funds
Operating funds are used to pay for day-to-day expenses, such as utility bills and the instruction of our students, including salaries and benefits. Ohio’s public schools increasingly have to rely on their local taxpayers to fund their daily operations – in Loveland, only about 32% of the budget comes from the state, while nearly 60% must be generated locally, mainly through property taxes. The last operating levy was passed in 2014 and was promised to last four years. Through conservative fiscal management and consistent focus on cost-saving opportunities, the district has made the money last five and a half years.
Facility Master Plan 
The permanent improvement/bond levy portion of the combined levy will pay for the $165 million-dollar facility master plan that addresses the needs related to the district’s aging buildings and infrastructure. It includes the repairs, renovations and added flex, innovation and learning spaces identified as necessary to support a high-quality education. It also addresses the need for building security upgrades, including secured entrances, camera systems and electronically-activated locks to prevent intrusion during the school day. The plan was developed with extensive input from hundreds of community members throughout the master planning process. Once approved by voters, a year of designing and another year of construction will follow. The first phase of the master plan could be completed as early as 2022, with students occupying the new Pre-K – 5th grade campus at the start of the 2022-23 school year. The last bond levy for the district was passed in November 1998 and generated the funds needed to build the current intermediate school, renovate the middle school, and add an auxiliary gym and large classroom at the high school.
Learn more about the development of the facility master plan at
Loveland Facility Master Plan 
Calculating the Tax
To understand how much the district’s 16.78-mill combined operating and permanent improvement/bond levy might cost your household, you will need to know your home’s appraised (or fair market) value as determined by your county auditor. Go to your local county auditor’s website and do a real estate property search:

For Hamilton County (
To find the appraised value, referred to as “Market Value,” go to “Tax Distributions” in the right column.

For Clermont County (
To find the appraised value, go to “Values” in the left column.

For Warren County (
To find the appraised value, see “Value History” in the left column. The appraised value will be listed as the “True Value.”

The levy will cost taxpayers $587.30 annually (or $49/month) per $100,000 of appraised value as determined by your county auditor

What is the difference between appraised and assessed value?

For tax purposes, a home is taxed on its assessed value, not its appraised or market value. The assessed value is 35% of the appraised or market value. A home that is appraised at $100,000 is taxed on only $35,000. 
($35,000 x .01678*= $587.30/annually, or $49/monthly)

*.01678 equals the millage rate of 16.78.
Contact Our Team
757 South Lebanon Road
Loveland, OH 45140
(513) 683-5600 Phone
(513) 683-5697 Fax
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Dr. Amy Crouse 
Dr. Amy Crouse, Superintendent
Kevin Hawley 

Kevin Hawley, Treasurer/CFO 
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District Office: 757 South Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140
Phone: (513) 683-5600      Fax: (513) 683-5697
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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District Office: 757 South Lebanon Road, Loveland, OH 45140
Phone: (513) 683-5600      Fax: (513) 683-5697
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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