Created on Thursday, 31 October 2013 Written by Lori Lytle, Superintendent, Benjamin Logan Local Schools
The residents of Benjamin Logan Local School District have the future of its students in their hands on Tuesday, November 5th. Voter support is needed to continue offering the current educational programs and to protect the investment in students.
The 4.0-mill levy is needed due to a loss of revenue, not due to overspending. Almost two million dollars has been reduced from the budget to postpone going to the voters as long as possible. The district has eliminated teaching positions, personnel, administrative positions, student programs, field trips, textbook purchases and many other areas that directly and indirectly impact the education of our children. We are running a very lean operation and are doing “a lot with a little.” But we have come to a point where further reductions will greatly change what Benjamin Logan offers our students.
The district has not seen new levy operating revenue since 1999. With the passage of this levy and through continued careful spending, purchasing and cost conscious programming our goal is to make funding last another 10 years.
We are committed to maintaining a quality education in the Benjamin Logan Local Schools but public education is being challenged like never before. We simply cannot afford to get further and further behind. The cost of catching up is too great — not only financially, but educationally. The only “fair” tax is one that makes a stronger school system and helps our children become better prepared for tomorrow. They need your support.
Vote “yes” for the Benjamin Logan Schools on November 5th.
Benjamin Logan Local Schools