Strong communities start with strong schools. As members of this community, we all have an investment in the buildings and land that are owned by the Tiffin City Schools. This investment, in our schools, exceeds $50 million. Tiffin City Schools maintain this investment with one of the lowest tax rates in Seneca County.
Nov. 6, Tiffin City Schools is asking for our help with the passage of a 1-mill permanent renewal levy. It is important to remember this is a renewal and not a new tax. The levy was originally passed in 1977 and has been renewed successfully six times by the community. This renewal will generate approximately $210,000 per year to maintain our school facilities. These funds cannot be used for salaries, fringe benefits, teaching materials or day-today operations of the schools.
If we are to remain a strong community, it is imperative we continue to provide the means for our schools to maintain the investment that we have in our land and buildings. This investment helps to insure we are delivering a quality environment for learning to take place.
I hope you will join with me Nov. 6 and support Tiffin City Schools 1-mill permanent renewal levy and vote in favor of the renewal.
Richard A. Focht,