By a unanimous 5-0 vote Loveland School Board says yes

to a November ballot levy

By Chuck Gibson 

LOVELAND, OH (August 3, 2022) – In a unanimous vote during a “Special Meeting” of the Loveland School Board Tuesday, August 2, 2022, all five members said yes to placing a 4.9 mill levy on the ballot for the November 8, 2022 election. 

Mike Broadwater, Superintendent, Loveland City School District (Provided)

In a “Loveland City Schools Newsletter” sent out Wednesday afternoon, August 3, LCSD Superintendent Mike Broadwater officially announced to the community the Loveland Board of Education voted Tuesday evening to place the 4.9 mill levy on the November ballot for voters to decisde. Broadwater outlined the three primary objectives to be accomplished by the passing of the levy for Loveland Schools as follows here:  

  • allow us to maintain our current operations

  • provide funding to bring back high school busing

  • add up to five new staff members over the next three years if needed

CLICK HERE to watch his full video message

Here is some of the text of his message: 

I’m sure you have questions, and I’ve attempted to answer many of them in the included video, and in our “Levy By the Numbers” document, which you can review below. It has been 8 years since Loveland City School District passed the last operating levy in 2014. If approved by voters, it would cost our Loveland property owners an additional $14 per month per $100,000 in home value.

The process of putting a levy before the voters in our community goes through several steps. During the Board Meeting on June 6, the Treasurer and I recommended that the Board consider a 4.9 mill levy to fund our district operations. During the June 16 meeting, the Board approved the resolution of necessity, requesting the Hamilton County Auditor to certify the levy amount. During the August 2 meeting, the Board voted to take the next step, and place the levy on the ballot.

The ultimate decision about whether the school district receives additional funding rests with the voters of our community. I will do all I can to inform our community as they prepare to make that decision. If you have questions about the levy or about district finances, please contact me. My phone number is 513-255-1055 and my email address is broadwmi@lovelandschools.org. I’m happy to sit down with you and provide more information.

Mike Broadwater

Superintendent

Loveland City Schools

NOTE: I spoke at length with Mike Broadwater Wednesday afternoon. He answered all questions regarding details of the levy, what maintaing current operations mean, what bringing back HS busing means, and meeting current and future staffing needs as well as talking about how the “Strategic Vision” fits with the levy. More about that conversation and community reaction to news of a levy on the ballot coming on Loveland Beacon.

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Here is the “Levy By The Numbers” document to which Superintendent Broadwater referred in his message above: