What: Issue 2: New money emergency 6.57-mill school levy
Election Day: 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2, 2011
History: A 6.57-mill 10-year levy would generate $6.5 million annually for the district and would cost the owner of $100,000 home:
- $201.21 annually
- $100.60 for half a year
- $16.77 a month
- 55 cents a day
If passed, the first collection would be in 2012. Administrators say the levy is for 10 years instead of five to avoid voter fatigue.
Argument For: With the cuts the Stow-Munroe Falls School District has made, passage of the levy would mean the district could remain in the black financially through 2015.
The district has cut the budget by a total of $7.6 million since 2006 and made concessions in all district employee two-year contracts, which is expected to save millions.
Argument Against: Short and sweet: Voters simply do not want to raise their taxes any higher.
Election Coverage: Stow Patch will provide all day election coverage Aug. 2. To keep up with the latest, check the website several times that day and "like" our Stow Elections Facebook page.
Check the site soon for a story with comments from school administrators and the Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education president about the levy.
Letters to the Editor: Patch will accept letters to the editor until the day before the election. Submit the letters by emailing Local Editor Amanda.Harnocz@Patch.com. Patch reserves the right to withhold publication of letters to the editor that contain charges or accusations that cannot be verified.
Where to Vote: Click here for a list of voting locations in Stow.
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