FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio — The 2020 presidential General Election includes numerous community issues — such as a new-money school levy and charter amendments — to be decided on Nov. 3.
There’s Issue 72, which finds the Fairview Park City Schools going to the ballot for the district’s first new operating levy in 14 years.
If approved, the continuous 7.9-mill operating levy would raise $3.2 million annually, with homeowners paying an additional $23.04 monthly per $100,000 in home value.
The district has advertised that a failed Issue 72 — which means a $1.6 million deficit starting next school year — would have direct negative consequences beginning in the second semester of the current school year.
This would include suspending all athletic and extracurricular activities, starting with winter sports. Also, bus transportation would be cut to state minimum standards regarding radius to school.
The 2021-2022 school year would find the district making