Olentangy board to seek tax issue to fund fourth high school


The Olentangy Board of Education approved a resolution to place a combined 6.9-mill levy on the March 2016 ballot at its meeting Wednesday evening.

The district said the ballot issue is in three parts:

• A no new millage ($79.56 million) bond issue to fund construction of a fourth high school, purchase the Olentangy Academy Building, and buy new buses.

• A 5.9-mill operating levy to fund ongoing purchases.

• A 1-mill permanent improvement levy to fund building improvements.

The combined issue would cost taxpayers an additional $241.50 per $100,000 of home valuation.

The vote was 4-1, with outgoing board member Adam White voting against the resolution.

By Gary Budzak

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Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.

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