Loveland City School District residents pass operating levy
Posted Wednesday, May 7, 2014
The Loveland City School District is pleased to share the success of the vote in favor of the 5.6 mill operating levy that was placed before voters May 6. According to the unofficial vote count, 59 percentage of the turnout voted to support the levy.
“To me, the passage is an acknowledgment of the confidence the community has in their schools and the value they put on education,” said Chad Hilliker, Loveland superintendent.
The majority of the levy will be used to maintain current programs and operations. A portion of the levy request will be used to strengthen, expand and improve programs such as technology, science and math instruction, reading and elementary counseling services. According to district personnel, the levy will put the district in a strong financial position with the commitment of not coming to residents for additional funding for at least four years.
Hilliker also credited the hard work of the Citizens for Loveland Schools in presenting the importance of this levy to voters. “Every school district should have a levy committee that is as hard working and dedicated as ours. We are really grateful for their effort.”
The 5.6 mill levy will cost property owners $196 per $100,000 of appraised real estate value. The amount per $100,000 of appraised real estate value will be lowered to $148, beginning in 2016 due to a bond reduction. Levy collection will begin in January 2015.