Madison Local Schools

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Renewal Levy Vote February 3, 2015

Click here to read the article "Levy defeats could mean tax increases in Franklin, Madison Twp." from the Journal News - 1/26/15

On February 3, 2015, voters in the Madison Local School District will be asked to renew the operating levy that is expiring.

What is a renewal levy?
A renewal levy allows the Madison Local School District to keep the current levy, first renewed in 2010, on the books and collects the same amount of money as when the Madison community approved the original levy in 2005.

Is this renewal levy going to raise my taxes?
Passage of the renewal levy will NOT raise your current taxes.
 
How does Madison compare to other schools and their levy history?
Compared to other districts in Butler County, Madison is one of very few school districts to successfully stretch levy dollars over two, five- year levy cycles without the need to ask voters for new money.
 
What happens if we don’t pass this renewal levy?
Without the renewal, the district would lose approximately $1.1 million per year, or 9% of the total budget. This would directly impact the day-to-day operations at Madison Local Schools. Additionally, due to a change in state law, rejection of the levy could increase current taxes because it would eliminate a tax roll back and owner-occupied homestead credits that renewing this levy will allow Madison residents to maintain.
 
Have you tried to save or make reductions to the current budget?
Over the past ten years the district has continually worked to find ways to save money. This includes budget cuts, a multi-year pay freeze for all staff, and consolidation and reorganization of many positions, all in order to save the district money. Through these efforts, Madison has proved to continue to do more while maintaining and reducing expenditures.

What will the money generated from the renewal levy fund?
The renewal levy is for operating expenses for the day-to-day operations of running the school district such as personnel, supplies, utilities, and fuel. This funding allows the district to continue to provide rigorous academic and extra-curricular programming that students need and parents and residents expect from their schools.

Where can I find more information or get my additional questions about the renewal levy answered?
The district will continue to share information regarding the levy on the district website and social media. Additionally, we invite you to attend a Community Forum on January14th at 6:00pm in the MJSHS Media Center where the focus will be to discuss the renewal levy and answer any additional questions.
 
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Renewal Levy by the Numbers
 
The Renewal Levy DOES NOT raise taxes.
  • The owner of a $100,000 home will continue to pay $216.47 per year or $0.59 per day.
  • The renewal levy generates $1,100,000 for the day-to-day expenses involved in providing expected programs and services for our students.
  • The renewal levy funds represent approximately 9% of the total district budget.

The Board of Education unanimously voted to place the renewal on the ballot as a 10-year levy.
  • The renewal levy originated in 2005 and was first renewed in 2010.
  • The benefits of a 10-year renewal levy include not having to go to the tax payers twice in ten years and savings in attorney and election fees.
  • By renewing the original levy, tax payers will continue to benefit from a 12.5% Homestead and Rollback Reduction that has since been eliminated on all new money levies.

Madison Local School District’s Financial Profile compared to other schools in Butler County and the state of Ohio:
  • A cost per pupil of $8,932 places Madison $1,500 below the state average and in the bottom half of per pupil expenditure in Butler County.
  • A revenue per pupil of $9,388 places Madison $2,500 below the state average and the second lowest in Butler County in per student revenue.

Fiscal responsibility has allowed Madison Local Schools to control costs while providing rigorous academic and extra-curricular opportunities for Madison students.
  • 3-year teacher pay freeze (FY11-13)
  • 5-year administrator pay freeze (FY09-13)
  • Strategic staff reductions through attrition, consolidation and reorganization resulting in $142,000 in savings in the summer of 2014.
  • Grant dollars to support student programming through local, state and national partnerships.
 
 
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Mohawk News

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Janet Clemons ~ February 17, 1965 - January 28, 2015

Janet Clemons ~ February 17, 1965 - January 28, 2015 Today you will notice that the Madison flag is flying at half mast. We do this in honor of Janet Clemons, a seventeen year employee and alumna of Madison Local Schools. We are deeply saddened by her untimely death and express our sincere condolences to the family.
Attention Seniors

Attention Seniors All seniors wishing to include a senior portrait from another photography needs to have the photo in by February 1st, late portraits will not be accepted”
Madison Cafe - Talent Show Auditions

Madison Cafe - Talent Show Auditions Do you have a hidden talent? Now is your time to showcase it in front of the school! Vocal, instrumental, band, dance, poetry, drama, etc. Open to all MJSHS students 7-12 and staff.
Auditions: February 9th from 4:00-7:00pm Performance: February 19th at 7:00pm
Wrestling Update:

Wrestling Update: Click on the story to see results for the Junior High Mohawk Mat Men from their Madison Invitational this past weekend.
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Events

Renewal Levy on Ballot

Date: 2/3/2015
Location: Madison Township Polling Sites
Early Dismissal Day
Date: 2/11/2015
MJSHS Parent/Teacher Conferences
Date: 2/12/2015
Location: MJSHS
MJSHS Spring Picture Day

Date: 2/12/2015
Location: Madison Jr/Sr High School
Conference Exchange Day - No School
Date: 2/13/2015

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