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4.9 mill Continuing Operating Levy - Issue 14
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November 8, 2011

  • Passage would generate $4.5 million per year for day-to-day operating expenses
  • Approval would offset a projected deficit of $13.3 million in 2014
  • Revenue from millage approved in 2011 cannot be collected until 2012
  • WLS kept its pledge to make the 2008 levy funds last three years
  • Tax dollars voted locally stay in Washington Local
  • Approval would ensure continued world-class programs and services

Why We're On the Ballot

  • Projected $13.3 million budget deficit in 2014
  • Ohio school funding ruled unconstitutional three times by Ohio Supreme Court
  • Reduction in state and federal funding
  • Even with the November 2008 levy passage, our revenues are less than prior to the passage of that levy

Money Well Spent

  • Tax dollars voted locally stay in the Washington Local School District
  • Investing in education is money well spent
  • Operating money is used for day-to-day expenses
  • Property values are directly related to the quality of schools
  • 3rd lowest effective millage in lucas county (doing more with less)
  • No bonded debt means no interest payments
  • University of Toledo, Eastern Michigan University and Owens Community College provide FREE education for qualified Whitmer Graduates

WLS: Value Added

  • WLS core values
  • 200 high school course offerings
  • 15 career tech programs
  • Well maintained buildings
  • 100% bus inspection passage 3 years in a row
  • First public school in 26 years to win the All Sports Trophy
  • Numerous student art awards
  • Commitment to music and fine arts

Dates to Note

  • Absentee Voting begins on October 4.
  • Voter Registration Deadline is October 11.
  • General Election - November 8, 2011 from 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM


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