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Lordstown News


Lordstown Spotlight Yearbook Fundraiser

Take this flyer to the Five Below store located at 2102 Niles-Cortland Road on August 7-9 and 10% of your pre-tax purchase will be donated to the Lordstown Spotlight Yearbook!

Special Board Meetings

The Lordstown Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 7:00 A.M. in the Lordstown Board of Education offices for the purpose of approving the final Appropriations for FY 2015.

 

The Lordstown Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:00 A.M. in the Lordstown Board of Education offices to hire personnel.

June Board Meeting

The June Board Meeting will be on June 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

June Board Meeting

The June Board Meeting will be held on June 24, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Help Lordstown Schools with My Coke Rewards Program

The My Coke Rewards (MCR)  program has been changed. Coca-Cola is no longer offering an administrative account for one person to key in codes that have been brought in by students, so we are asking that you no longer send these codes into the school…there is no longer away for volunteers to key in bulk codes. The new program requires points being keyed into each person’s individual account and then donated to either Lordstown High School or Lordstown Elementary School via the “donation” link that you will find at the top of your My Coke Rewards page. If you have not done so already, please sign up for a My Coke Rewards account and continue to give back to our school by keying in codes and donating those points to the school to which My Coke Rewards will now direct deposit money into the school’s account in accordance with the points that accrue. Codes can be found under bottle caps and printed inside boxes of Coca-Cola products. Money from this project will be incorporated into the Principal’s fund for use in respective buildings. Thanks to Jackie Woodward for leading this program to help our school meet student program needs. If you have any questions you can contact Jackie Woodward at 330-240-2865.

 

May Special Board Meeting

The Lordstown Local Board of Education will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 6:00 PM in the High School Library for the purpose of an Excecutive Session regarding personnel. No action will be taken.

Call to Action: Lordstown Local Schools Tangible Personal Property Tax Reimbursements

Thank you to the voters of Lordstown for voting to renew the two levies on the ballot this past May 5th. Lordstown schools will continue to provide a high quality education to students and look for ways to be more efficient. The voters of Lordstown and the schools have done their part, it is now time for the State of Ohio to do their part.

 

            Lordstown Local Schools receives nearly a quarter of our budget (23%) form Tangible Personal Property Tax reimbursements. These reimbursements are due to the elimination of the Tangible Personal Property taxes in 2015. The State of Ohio at the time committed to making certain school districts were not hurt in the process. Revenue from the Commercial Activity Tax (CAT Tax) was created and brings in enough revenue to make every district receiving reimbursements whole. Unfortunately, these reimbursements have been cut and there is a movement at the state level to make further cuts with some wanting to eliminate the reimbursements entirely.

 

            The future of the Tangible Personal Property taxes is currently being debated in the Ohio Senate, Finance Subcommittee on Education. We ask that residents of Lordstown as well as all stakeholders in Lordstown Schools take this opportunity to contact State Senators to encourage them not to make any cuts to this vital revenue stream. Below is a form letter to send specifically about Lordstown Local Schools and a file that lists emails of all State Senators. It is important that Senators here directly from us either by email, phone, postcards or letters. We also have a limited number of postcards available at the Lordstown Schools Board Offices if you wish to come by and get them to mail to select Senators.

 

If you choose to write a letter or email we ask that you copy and paste the letter below to your text editor and fill in the highlighted fields with the Senator(s) you are mailing or emailing. Thank you for your time and continued support of Lordstown Local Schools.

 

 

May 10, 2015

Honorable Senator

Address

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Dear Honorable Senator _________________:

I am writing as a stakeholder in Lordstown Local Schools. Lordstown voters voted to renew two levies this past May 5th to support the future of education in Lordstown. These levies represent 23% of the school’s operating budget. We now need the State of Ohio to do their part by making Tangible Personal Property Tax (TPP) reimbursements permanent!

The current level of TPP reimbursements account for over $1.6 million dollars in revenue (over $3,000 per student), also 23% of the school’s operating budget. Losing this funding would be crippling to the school districts and communities that still replacement revenue for the eliminated local TPP Taxes. These reimbursements must remain fully intact regardless of any funding formula changes that may emerge as part of the biennium budget.

Our communities have engaged in the discussion about a permanent fix for the loss of local TPP tax revenues for more than a decade. In that time, our schools implemented efficiencies to adjust to reduced TPP revenues and continue to deliver outstanding educational results. But the dollars at stake are too great to simply shift that burden to our local residential and commercial taxpayers. Stripping those once local revenues must end and state law must continue to provide a measure of fiscal security for the heavily impacted school districts so the excellent educational opportunities for students in my community can continue.

The CAT is yielding more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue for the state’s General Revenue Fund. That is more than $1 billion more than is needed to continue the TPP reimbursements to schools in perpetuity. With that in mind, please consider the negative economic impact on our local business community if the TPP reimbursements end.

Our district has kept its promise to provide an outstanding education while cutting costs, implementing efficiencies, and recently passing the two renewal levies.  We respectfully ask the Ohio Senate to do the same and fulfill the commitment to keep permanent TPP funding in Ohio law.  Eliminating the TPP funding will have a dire and immediate impact on our schools.  Thank you in advance for your consideration.

Respectfully,

Your name and address

May Board Meeting

The May board meeting will be held Wednesday May 27 at 6:00 PM.

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