North Canton School District Eyes Permanent Improvement Levy

The Board of Education set a special meeting for 7 p.m. Jan. 22 to discuss the levy, which would be used to improve the district's buildings and buses

North Canton City School District officials are considering a permanent improvement levy to update buildings and improve the district's aging buses.

The Akron Beacon Journal recently reported said Superintendent Michael Hartenstein came to the Board of Education with the request to consider the levy, saying nearly 75 percent of Ohio schools have a replacement levy, while North Canton has never had one.

“Our infrastructure is in serious need of attention, but there are limited funds to address this issue,” Hartenstein said in the Beacon. “We are also behind on technology. We must give our students a 21st century education with 21st century tools.” 

You can read the newspaper's full report here.

The school board will discuss the proposed levy at a special meeting for 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

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Tamie Eynon January 16, 2013 at 08:38 PM
My husband and I chose to live in North Canton because this is a community which has always supported its schools. I am curious to hear some of the ideas for this funding and how it can improve the education our children receive and the environment in which they are learning. I hope people will take the time to listen and learn before making up their minds about supporting this levy.
jim January 20, 2013 at 05:38 PM
No, No No. My eyes are popping out of my head due to my current property tax bill. People who want the schools to have MORE should fund their want by getting out their check books and writing a check to the school treasurer. For every person whining about; I came for schools, I love the schools, there is another home in NC turning into a rental because a modest middle income person cannot afford to live here anymore. Enough is enough.
Bill Johns January 22, 2013 at 04:02 PM
Use the 95000.00 in casino taxes for improvements, North Canton Schools just got the first round check for that amount, Stop trying to tax us to death.
Diane January 22, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Sounds like an excellent opportunity for all to attend tonight's BOE meeting, where we can hear exactly what the needs are. There is an opportunity during public speaks for anyone who has doubts, to ask these questions. Your elected BOE members are there to represent you, so be heard.
Bill Knepp January 23, 2013 at 02:11 AM
I agree, spend the $95,000 on what you want done and STOP taxing us! You'll have this casino money coming in now, use it wisely! Enough is enough!


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