November 2020 Emergency Renewal LevY

Issue 8 is an emergency (flat rate) property tax levy. This levy will generate $1.275 million per year for 4 years. 

Why does the district need a levy?

The current property tax is set to expire without the renewal of this levy. The 4-year levy will be used for operating expenses within the district and will allow for continued cashflow to the district to maintain the current level of education provided to all students.

Why is the levy important for students and the community?

This levy will continue to provide the revenue necessary to maintain the high-quality education provided to our students at Van Buren Local Schools. Unfunded mandates from the state continue to cause a financial burden on the district. These mandates, in addition to COVID-19 related funding reductions, continue to chip away at the money available for our district and our students.