West Carrollton City School District officials said they plan to vote this month on permanent shutting down Frank Nicholas Elementary School at the end of this school year. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

Closing school could save area district around $800K a year

Shutting down an elementary school due to declining enrollment will annually save West Carrollton between $700,000 and $800,000, according to the district.

West Carrollton school board President Leslie Miller has said a vote to close Frank Nicholas Elementar at the end of this school year is set for Feb. 20.

“This is comparable to a 2-mill levy,” according to the school district, which includes parts of Miami Twp. and Moraine.

“A permanent reduction in expenditures of this amount extends the time that our current operating levy can support the district without going back to the voters for another tax increase,” information posted on West Carrollton’s website states.

School district voters in 2016 approved a 5.5-mill levy expected to generate $1.93 million a year. The millage referenced by the district if it closes Nicholas is about 36 percent of the last approved tax issue, the first school levy passage in West Carrollton since 2007.