MEVSD board approves Marysville Public Library levy

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville Exempted Village School District Board of Education gave the final nod to give the Marysville Public Library a 1.5. mill, 5-year ongoing cost levy on the Nov. 5 ballot during Thursday’s regular meeting.

Ohio law requires an elected body, usually a board of education of the local school district, to approve any levy request from a public library’s board of trustees, which is appointed rather than elected.

In the case of the Marysville Public Library, this task falls to the elected members of the MEVSD Board of Education and at Thursday’s meeting the Board unanimously approved placing the $1.5 million current cost levy for the MPL on the Nov. 5 ballot. places.

The five-year levy is expected to raise $1,691,800 per year over the entire period and increase property taxes by $52.50 per $100,000 of property value per year. It should be noted that the MEVSD will not receive any of this money – it can only approve or deny the request without compensation – and that any funds collected under this levy, if approved, will go directly to Marysville Public’s operating costs . Library.

In Treasurer Todd Johnson’s report to the Board of Directors, he noted that a school bus ordered about two years ago is expected to be delivered soon and that school districts across the state, due to an arithmetic error in the state’s budget Ohio, an additional $20 million in funding. Mr. Johnson said the good news was that the state will not immediately ask for that money back, but the bad news is that the state will likely reduce future appropriations by the amount of “overpayment” each school received. In the case of the MEVSD, that amounts to approximately $109,000 per year.

In her report to the board, Superintendent Diane Allen said the district’s redesigned website should be up and running by the end of this month, that there are currently five open teaching positions in the district and that the projected enrollment for kindergarten classes for 2024 is 25. students, a number that Ms. Allen said is likely to change.

The board also named Scott Bennett principal of Early College High School and learned that the head coaching position for the girls’ varsity basketball team remains open.

In other actions, the Board approved FY 2025 permanent appropriations totaling $102,143,782.43, the completed schedule of which can be found here , and approved the Alternate Disaster Make-Up Days/Online Learning Days Plan, the text of which can be found here can be found, and accepted the May 2024 Cash Summary report, which can be found here.

The Marysville Exempted Village School District Board of Education will meet again in executive session on July 22 and again in regular session on July 25.