The Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health has place an issue on the August 7, 2018 special election ballot. Voters in the Northwest Local School District will have the opportunity to vote on this levy.
The cost of the levy for a homeowner whose home is valued at $100,000 would be $52.15 per year.
The Stark County School Financing District will distribute a semi-annual allocation to each participating school district based on the district's student enrollment. Each participating school district will determine how to spend the funds generated by this levy based on the safety, security and mental needs in their district.
If the safety and security levy passes on August 7, Northwest will use funds for the following:
The district will receive approximately $400,000
Two SRO’s and a social worker approximately $200,000
Safety hardware/software programs approximately $70,000
Safety upgrades to all buildings approximately $130,000
This is the projection for the first year. Some monies left could be used for training and other personnel.
Absentee Ballot Information:
Stark and Wayne County Voters
Summit County Voters
Official Ballot Language
Proposed Tax Levy
Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health
(Stark, Carroll, Columbia, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties)
A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage.
An additional tax for the benefit of the Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health for the purpose of current expenses for school safety and security and mental health services, including training and employment of or contracting for services of safety personnel, mental health personnel, social workers, and counselors, at a rate not exceeding 1.49 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 14.9 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.
For the Tax Levy
Against the Tax Levy