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Letters from Reynoldsburg to the Editor


Vote no on the bond, the levy

for schools in Reynoldsburg

For the publisher:

My message is simple. Vote no on the combined bond issuance and the push for permanent improvements at a time when we have been through a year and a half horrific financially and emotionally.

Other than that, the district saying there has been no levy since 2010 is somewhat misleading. Although the levy was passed in 2010, it was a graduated levy and, according to a representative from the Franklin County Auditor’s Office, it increased taxes in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 for a total of $ 9.9 million.

And we’ve all seen our property taxes go up as recently as January 1, 2021, due to an increase in property values. In addition, the school tax base also increases significantly with all new constructions (houses, apartments, shops). According to the representative of the auditor’s office, the assessed property values ​​for the school district in 2019 were $ 751,617,310. And for the 2020 tax year, that amount increased to $ 895,600,900.

Landlords and tenants, who will no doubt see their rents rise, must say no to more taxes. We are always told that the district is a good steward of our money, but it rings hollow when they do things like pay the superintendent an excessive base salary of $ 175,000, more than most members of Congress and over four. times the average income of Reynoldsburg. residents, not to mention the thousands more he receives in the form of annuities, benefits and benefits. It’s time to say no to more property taxes.

Gloria Campana


Support Reynoldsbourg

schools on November 2

For the publisher:

As a resident of Reynoldsburg for 16 years with two children at Reynoldsburg High School, I fully support the combined bond issue and the November 2 Continuous Improvement Tax, which will, in part, fund a college replacement. aging and the expansion of our Kindergarten program.

My children will not directly benefit from these improvements. However, we will see many benefits that will affect our entire community, especially the expansion of Kindergarten.

Full-time kindergarten benefits the students and families in the program. Full-time kindergarten is not required by the state, and the district will always offer an optional half-day. A new building, designed for the specific needs of kindergarten and kindergarten students, will provide exciting growth opportunities.

In a full day program, students will be able to focus on learning in developmentally appropriate ways, such as play-based learning in a space designed for small bodies, and will be able to cover a wider range of content in reading, writing, math, science and social science. Students will be better prepared to move on to grade one, and we will see academic growth well beyond kindergarten.

Strengthening our schools is the responsibility of our community as a whole. Now is the time to invest in our common future. Vote yes “on November 2.

Beth thompson