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FAQs - May 2022 Levy FINAL

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Did you know that the last time the district received additional funding was in November of 2011 when the district passed a 4.38 mill emergency levy? Wauseon School district has not received additional funding from the community in over ten years.

Did you know 19 of the 23 four county area school districts currently have an income tax?

Did you know the district has 45 athletic teams with approximately 475 student athletes that participate each school year? Those teams and their 475 student athletes are scheduled NOT to compete in 2022-23 right now. Also, included in cuts would be performance marching band, chorale, drama and more.

Did you know a 1.75 earned income tax generates about the same income as a 1.5 traditional school income tax but an earned tax does not affect retirement income?

Did you know since the 2010 school year Wauseon Schools have been locally funded at the lowest level when compared to NWOAL school districts?

Did you know that in the 2010-2011 school year the district spent $1.8 million on Special Education? For the 2020-2021 school year the district committed $3.6 million, resulting in a 104% increase over 10 years.

Did you know an increase in property taxes does not necessarily mean an increase in income to our school district?

Did you know that our state income has not increased since the 2018-2019 school year? For the 2020- 2021 school year state income was actually decreased by approximately $130,000.00

Learning material purchases are now software based with books as a supplement costing up to $150,000.00 each year.

Did you know that the seating in our auditorium is 42 years old and in need of replacement? Replacement cost is in excess of $100,000.00.

Did you know that an earned income tax does NOT tax:

  • Interest

  • Dividends

  • Capital gains

  • Rental income

  • Pensions/retirement income

  • Alimony

  • Distributions from trusts and estates

Did you know Employee Health Insurance costs have far and away exceed inflation for several years in a row? Costs have increased over $380,000.00 in just the last two years alone.