Delaware City Schools
Emergency Operating Levy
This issue will appear on the ballot on November 7, 2017
The Basics of the DCS Emergency Operating Levy
- The Emergency Operating Levy will be collected at 8.35 mills and generate $6M annually.
- The levy would be collected for a period of 5 years beginning in 2018.
- These levy funds would support day-to-day operations such as teachers, transportation, basic utilities and student safety.
- The Delaware City School District has not asked voters for additional operating dollars since 2011. At that time, the district anticipated the levy would last 3-4 years. Through careful planning, the district has stretched the levy for 6 years.
- This levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $288 annually ($24/month).
Why is this levy needed?
- Delaware is a growing district. Enrollment has increased by 850 students since 2010.
- State funding is capped, meaning we don't receive funding for additional students to our district.
- DCS currently has more than 5800 students, but receives state funding for fewer than 3900 students.
Voter Information - Delaware County Board of Elections
General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Early/Absentee voting begins on October 11, 2017