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Ten-year levy would support safety in Butler County schools

Posted at 12:39 PM, Aug 21, 2018

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly described the levy. It is a 10-year, 1.5 mill levy.

HAMILTON, Ohio -- A countywide levy would help five school districts bolster security over the next decade, school officials say. 

Leaders from Hamilton City, Fairfield City, Edgewood, Monroe and New Miami Local School Districts met Tuesday morning to announce a 10-year, 1.5 mill levy, which would help pay for safety personnel, mental health specialists, social workers and counselors. 

District officials say the levy would cost an additional tax of $53 per $100,000 of the assessed value of a home in Butler County; money generated from each district goes right back into that district.

Hamilton City Schools Superintendent Larry Knapp said the levy is attractive to school officials because it would ensure revenue to support security. 

Residents of Butler, Preble and Warren Counties who live in the participating school districts will be able to vote on the levy in November.