Writers support Marysville school issues

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Dear Editor,
The Union County Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees supports the proposed 6.56-mill continuing levy and the no-new-millage permanent improvement levy for Marysville schools on the Nov. 6 ballot.
The continuing levy is a renewal of a levy originally passed nearly 30 years ago. It currently generates approximately $3.2 million and maintains the current level of funding necessary to operate the schools. The renewal levy will ensure residential taxpayers continue to receive the 10-percent rollback from the state and maintain a lower tax rate as compared to commercial taxpayers.
The no-new-millage permanent improvement levy will impact the Bond Fund, the Permanent Improvement Fund and the General Fund. This levy will allow the district to shift a portion of the tax dollars currently collected in the bond fund over to the permanent improvement fund. This will allow those funds to be used to maintain facilities, freeing up current TIF Revenue to be deposited into the General Fund to allow the district to hire an additional school resource officer and help delay a new levy request for at least another year beyond the current projected date of 2022.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce Board of Trustees recognizes these levies will result in a zero increase in taxes and strongly encourages voters to support the levy in the upcoming November election.
Ashley Schwyn,
Union County Chamber of Commerce President
on behalf of the board of trustees
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Dear Editor,
Twenty years ago my wife and I moved to Marysville. I had recently retired after having served 24 years as a district school superintendent and county school superintendent in four different areas in Ohio.
Based on my own career and observations of many school districts throughout Ohio of the years, most do not match the instructional excellence students receive in Marysville and our other Union County Schools.
Marysville will have two issues on the November ballot that will not increase our district taxes. As such, I encourage all voters to support these issues.
Let’s continue the instructional success in preparing our youth for the future.
Bob Whitman,
Wilderness Road



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