Issue 11

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Issue 11



On May 4, 2021, the Rocky River City Schools will have a 4.9 mill property tax levy (Issue 11) on the ballot. At this time, a 1.0 mill levy will be expiring, making the actual cost to homeowners 3.9 mill.

The quality of our schools is our number one priority. The passage of this levy will ensure the continuance of critical school operations necessary to keep our academics strong, our schools safe and our students healthy, both mentally and physically.

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ISSUE 11: WITH A SUCCESSFUL LEVY
  • Programming to support the academic, social and emotional health of our students will remain strong.
  • A continuity of essential services such as faculty and staff required to maintain class sizes, our school resource officer program, a nurse in each school, expanded K-5 nutrition services for students and a technology refresh program will be ensured.
  • Operational monies will be provided to keep up with facility and transportation maintenance and allow the district to replace key items such as boilers, buses, roofs, parking lots, etc. without the need for a bond issue.
  • Property value will be protected.
HOW WILL THESE FUNDS BE UTILIZED
  • The operating funds will allow Rocky River City Schools to support the day-to-day operations required to maintain a high-quality education and programs for our students
  • .25 mill of the 4.9 mill will be dedicated to permanent improvements.
HOW MUCH WILL THIS COST A HOMEOWNER
  • The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home approximately $14.29/month. 
  • However, there is a 1.0 mill levy is expiring, making the actual cost to a homeowner $11.74/month per $100,000 in home value
ISSUE 11: WHY NOW?
  • The last operating levy was passed in 2017.
  • The district has worked hard to aggressively contain costs in a number of ways and has implemented several cost-saving measures.
  • These efforts have helped recent levies stretch four or five years instead of the traditional three years.
  • As a result, the district has eliminated one full levy cycle, amounting to 4.9 mills.
  • This levy will ensure a balanced budget for at least four more years.

RRCSD Highlights

  • Five National Blue Ribbon Awards, including one each by Kensington Intermediate School and Rocky River Middle School and three by Rocky River High School.
  • RRHS was one of just 16 schools in Ohio, and the only high school in the state, to earn a National Blue Ribbon Award in 2020.
  • Ranked among the top-10 districts by the Ohio Department of Education in the state in each of the last 10 years.
  • Received the Overall "A" Award on the latest State Report Card.
  • Consistently ranked in the prestigious top-10 list of Cleveland area schools in Cleveland Magazine.
  • RRHS has been named among the Best High Schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • RRCSD honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The National Association of Music Merchants Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.
  • Students can participate in more than 90 activities, athletics and clubs throughout the district.
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