Since the Revenue Purpose Statement will direct district expense for a long time, through 2029, the statement preserves some flexibility for a future board to operate within the constraints of the law and consider additional projects or equipment purchases that otherwise would take property taxes to fund. In most cases, other school districts have language that defines all legal uses of the state penny revenue and preserves future flexibility similar to the revenue purpose statement that the Centerville voters will consider on Sept. 10.
During the duration of the local option sales tax, now in its tenth and final year, the Centerville school board has understood the need of balancing local tax revenues and student needs for safe, technology-ready facilities designed for student learning.
For additional information on the district’s finances, visit the district’s web site at http://www.centervilleschools.org or contact Anthony Ryan, superintendent of schools.
Yours in Education,
Anthony P. Ryan