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Levy Information

Garaway Local Schools will have two levies on the ballot for the May 8, 2018, Primary Election.  Both are needed to continue to meet regular operational expenses and provide a quality education for the community.

The first levy is a 5.8 mills Substitute Levy.  This is essentially a continuation or renewal of the Emergency Levy approved by voters in 2009 with the exception that it can capture new revenue when new homes and new business/industry buildings are built in the District. The millage is actually decreased from 2009 so it will not increase taxes on current property for homeowners and businesses, but will allow growth as new homes and businesses are built in the Garaway District.  It is important to note that it maintains the Homestead and Rollback credits for Senior Citizens. This levy will be for a continuing period so the District will not have to keep returning to voters for new levies.

The second levy is a 3 mill Emergency Levy for a ten year duration. This levy conservatively helps eliminate projected budget shortfalls due to inflationary expenses. An Emergency Levy is a “fixed sum” levy.  This one will raise $750,000 for the District each year. It will not increase the tax bill as the appraisal on your home and business increases; it is a “set” amount. As your appraisal value increases, the millage on the levy decreases to keep the fixed sum and your tax payment the same. It will cost the taxpayer $105 per year (3 mills x $35) on a $100,000 home, or $8.75 per month. By passing this levy sooner, rather than later, the levy can be for a smaller amount and less burdensome to the taxpayer.

Over the years, Garaway Schools have been wise stewards of the community tax dollars. We have worked with area businesses and foundations to add building, grounds and educational improvements without burdening taxpayers. We have also increased utility efficiency to reduce expenses over time. During the last four years, we have ensured that our budget balanced and responsibly set aside revenue for future projects to keep our buildings open and supportive of an excellent education. At this point, we need community support for an expiring levy and increasing, unavoidable expenses.

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for all Garaway elementary schools (Baltic, Ragersville, Miller Avenue and Dundee) will take place Tuesday, March 20 to Friday, March 23 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and then again from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Parents need to register at the home school of their kindergartener and come prepared with the child’s social security card, birth certificate, immunization record and custody papers, if applicable. Screening times will also be signed up for at the time of registration. The screening dates for this year will be April 26 and 27 and will take place at the Belden Center.

We strongly encourage parents only at registration as students are not required to attend registration.
If you have any questions, feel free to call the office of any of the elementaries below:

Ragersville: 330-897-5021
Baltic: 330-897-7261
Dundee: 330-852-2022
Miller Avenue: 330-852-2441

2018 Meeting Dates and Times Established
It was established at the 2018 Organizational Meeting of the Garaway Board of Education that regular monthly meetings of the Board will be held on the Third Monday of each month at 6 o’clock p.m., at the Garaway High School Library unless otherwise noted. 
School Closings and Delays

Due to inclement weather conditions, we may have to cancel school or run on a two hour delay schedule. Many people have questions about this process.

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