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We asked and they listened!  

If you believe our elected officials have an obligation to pass a funding plan that is more equitable we encourage you to support the Ohio Fair School Funding plan.  Chardon Local Schools superintendent Dr. Mike Hanlon participated in the process and believes it is in the best interest for our district.  Check out the plan here

Our voices were heard.  Here is some background on how the Citizens for Chardon Schools committee was involved in encouraging our elected officials to create a fair funding plan.  

Citizens for Chardon Schools hosted a Community Forum on Ohio’s School Funding with our State Legislators on January 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM in the Chardon Schools Board of Education Meeting Room, 428 North St. Chardon.
 
State funding for Chardon Schools has decreased over the last several years, due in large part to the phase out of the Tangible Personal Property Tax (TPP) reimbursement. The Chardon Schools is losing approx. $1 million dollars per year due to this phase-out, while the District's 3.9 mill operating levy was defeated by voters in November 2017.
 
Here is a News Herald article summarizing the information that was learned during that meeting.  

Our biggest take away is that additional state funding is not coming to help support our schools.  We need local support and dollars to keep our high preforming schools as a community asset.  Our May 8th levy is critical so that we can continue to provide a high quality education for our kids.  Strong schools = strong community

 

Friday, February 16, 2018 2:55 PM

Thank you to the individuals who supported our May 2018 operating levy!

Platinum Sponsors ($1000 and more):

Shiffler Equipment- John and Karen Shiffler

Chardon Smile Center- Chris Phillips

NDS Orhtodontics- Steve and Meredith Gajda

Dan and Kathy McMaster

Sandy and Mike Royle

Bill and Lyn Skidmore

Gold Sponsors ($100-$999):

Paul Davis Resoration- Jeff and Cindie Suszynski

Royle Insurance Agency- Ben and Annie Royle

Hazen Contracting- Jeff and Karen Hazen

Eric Wachob

Mayfield Window Cleaning- Kevin Ash

Anonymous

Dr. Michael Hanlon

Melanie and Chris Scanlon

Koren Griffis

Stacey Camino

Karen Blankenship

Gabrielle and Alan Boose

Dr. Ed Klein

Jennifer Weinbrecht

Tiffany and Alan Bosiacki

Junction Auto- Ed and Connie Babcock

John Butala

Tamera Segulin

Guy Wilson

Rebecca Bennett

Jeff Fisher

Chassidy Rellinger

Amy Cohn

Beth Stickley

Denise and Paul Hagan

Diane Robbinson

Park Elementary PTO

Rhonda and Dwight Goss

Sheldon Firem

Residence Artists- Keith Landies

Friends of Chardon Schools (up to $100):

Bill and Debbie Hofstetter

Trevor and Gail Wilson

Greg and Stellie Spear

Kelly Moran

Debbie Pirnat

Tom and Melissa Norton

Shannon Monsman

Erin Niksick

Jodi Clute

Lynn Monaco

Loraine Baker

Kristin Firth

Haley Jonovich

Keith Brewster

Jennifer and Troy Maheu

Amelia and Matthew Ridgeway

Angela Moore

Jacqueline and Scott Brown

Cynthia and Bill Nells

Donna and Nicholas Pincone

Sarah Cudo

Jennifer McClintock

Robyn Lannon

Jospeh Schultz

Casey Ptasznik

Natalie Whiting

Rhonda Garrett

Madelon Horvath

Elizabeth Doolittle

Stephanie Clements

Doug Murray

Natalie Gertz-Young

Ashley Brudno

Louise Henry

Adam Tomco

Timothy Velotta


Citizens for Chardon Schools
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