The North Canton City School District recently announced that it will ask voters to support a 2.4-mill permanent improvement levy on May 7.
The continuous levy would generate about $1.44 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $73 per year, according to the Canton Repository.
North Canton Patch readers are responding with their thoughts about the levy on our site and our Facebook page. Many of them are not happy.
Ann Marie said: Live within your means just like we have to. Cut back on your bloated administration! Some of your own employees are complaining about how you waste the taxpayers money. I continually vote NO on all school levies and am forced to pay because most of NC citizens vote yes. I am sick of paying such high property taxes.
Cory King said: Sure would like some details on how funds will specifically be spent, but I'm sure the community will blindly pass it as they do for every single levy that shows up on the ballot.
jim said: This is a NO vote from this tapped out taxpayer particularly since this is a permanent levy. This levy is a want not a need issue. There is a high percentage of NC household s making do with what they have and the schools can learn to do the same.
Sandy Ott Trotter said: I think their are a lot iof people who feel deceived after the last levy (announcing realignment after it passed).
Not all of the comments about a levy have been negative, however.
Tamie Eynon said: 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.
Holly Pierpont said: I attended the BOE meeting last night that outlined their needs. It is eye-opening. I'm sure the district will role that info out once ballot language is resolved.
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