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  • 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