How fortunate we are to have one of the top school systems in the state of Ohio. Perhaps your children were products of the Olentangy Local schools; or, like me, you have grandchildren who are current students. Perhaps you don’t have children, yet realize the great benefit of having an outstanding school system in our community, as it dramatically increases property value. Any way you slice it, having a top-notch school system in our community is a big win for everyone!
Surprisingly, our schools receive 88% less funds than the state’s average per-pupil state funding. As citizens, we have an opportunity (and an obligation) to help remedy that deficit. On March 15, we have the privilege of voting for the Olentangy School ballot issue. With one simple yet powerful act, we can do our part to ensure a quality education for our young citizens.
As a resident, and of course as a grandparent, I believe we must nourish to flourish. Please help us cultivate the best possible environment for our future generations to grow. Please vote YES on March 15 to help nurture a strong, stable and attractive community for all its residents.
Every vote counts and together we can make a difference!
On Wednesday, November 11, 2015, the Olentangy school board voted to put a combined funding issue on the March 2016 ballot. The combined issue includes an operating levy, bond issue and permanent improvement levy, and puts the decision about whether or not Olentangy will continue to provide the same level of performance and opportunities for students into voters’ hands.
If passed, the estimated cost to taxpayers for the 6.9-mill ballot issue is $241.50 per $100,000 of home valuation. The one-vote combined ballot issue will consist of three components.
I wish to express my heartfelt thank you to Olentangy voters for electing me to the school board.
I am thrilled, honored, grateful and humbled that I have earned the trust and support and vote of so many. I take this support seriously and will work hard on their behalf as we work toward higher levels of excellence and achievement while being fiscally responsible.
I also wish to thank the five other candidates who put themselves out there to run. It takes quite a bit of commitment but our community is fortunate to have so many who are willing to step up and serve.