Galion City School District passes renewal levy

Staff report

Spirits are high in the Galion City School District as district voters passed the 7.73 mill renewal levy during the general election by a 62% to 38% margin Tuesday, Nov. 3.

“I need to thank the voters that approved this renewal levy first and foremost,” Superintendent Jim Grubbs said. “Your yes vote today ensures that we can continue operating at our current levels and continue providing a quality education for Galion children.”

The levy campaign committee, comprised of community and district volunteers, spent time during the campaign meeting with civic organizations, placing yard signs throughout the community and holding a Spirit Walk the Sunday before the election.

“We have a fantastic group of volunteers who worked on this campaign,” Grubbs said. “I want to thank those volunteers, as well as the many individuals and corporations who contributed to the success of this campaign.”

The passage of the renewal levy allows the Galion City School District to continue offering tremendous post-secondary options, outstanding visual and performing arts programs, and extensive extra-curricular and sports opportunities to our families at no cost. It gives students access to programs that exceed the minimums required by the state of Ohio, and also allows the district to continue offering a rigorous curriculum for Galion students that produces outstanding results for graduates.

“We are incredibly grateful that the community chose to pass this renewal levy,” Board of Education President Jennifer Kuns said. “We must continue being good stewards of taxpayers’ monies to ensure we show the community our high level of gratitude.”

Staff report