Renewal of Earned Income Tax Levy

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Northwest Local Schools Earned Income Tax Renewal

November 5, 2019

1. This is a Renewal of an Existing Tax

  • This is a renewal levy that was initially passed in 2010 and renewed in 2014
  • This levy would be effective from January 2021 through December 2025 (5 years)

2. The Renewal Levy Maintains What We Have

  • Passing this renewal levy will keep the Northwest Local Schools out of debt, according to the five-year forecast
  • It would also allow the district to maintain its current operations and programs

3.  Earned Income Tax Does Not Tax the following:

  • Interest
  • Dividends
  • Capital Gains
  • PensionsStrong Schools Image
  • Annuity Income
  • Rental Income
  • Lottery Winnings
  • Unemployment
  • Income from Estates
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Incorporated Businesses

4.  Income Tax Generated Revenue Expenditures (2010 to date):

  • Fundations Phonic Program (K-3)
  • Implementation of Project Lead the Way at NW Middle School
  • Purchased new textbooks and on-line subscriptions for classroom use
  • Developed and implemented E-Learning classes
  • Developed and implemented a Sports Medicine Course
  • Implemented a strings program (grades 6-12)
  • Purchased chromebooks/carts for student use in each building
  • Purchased Bright Links Projectors for NW Primary classrooms and replaced existing projectors in buildings
  • Implemented new security and safety plans and equipment
  • Hired a second School Resource Officer
  • Extended the hours of the Building Social Worker at Northwest Primary
  • Brought two Intensive Needs classes back to our buildings
  • Undertook an HVAC project at Stinson Elementary and NW Middle School
  • Converted the campus electric metering to a single meter to save on electric costs
  • Stadium improvements to the home side retaining wall and track oval
  • Built a softball field
  • Updated equipment in the transportation garage in order to perform majority of repairs in-house
  • Brought our bus fleet up to date