School tax requests rebound
School levy activity appears to be rebounding from a pandemic lull, with five tax issues on the November ballot for districts with borders in Franklin County.
Why it matters: Five local requests for new funding is the most yet for a pandemic election.
On the ballot, with projected yearly costs for the owner of a $100,000 home:
- New Albany: Five-year improvement levy, $61.
- Pickerington: 37-year bond for a new junior high and facility upgrades, $98. This is on its third attempt.
- Upper Arlington: Continuing operating levy. $241.50.
- Worthington: Two issues — a combined 35-year bond and continuing levy for improvements ($226), plus a continuing operating levy ($101.50, grows an additional $70 each year from 2023-25).
What we're watching: The Ohio School Boards Association will release statewide data later this month that will help gauge if this is a statewide trend, a spokesperson tells Axios.
💡 Reminder: The deadline to register to vote is next Tuesday.
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