WARREN COUNTY

SPRINGBORO

School overcrowding to be discussed

The Springboro Board of Education is scheduled to continue discussion of how to deal with overcrowding problems at Five Points Elementary School at noon on Saturday, Feb. 7. at the central board office behind Springboro High School.

The board is considering extending east the boundaries north of Ohio 73 near Sycamore Creek County Club and on both sides of Ohio 48, around the Ohio 73 intersection to balance population between Five Points and Dennis elementaries. For more information, call 937-748-3960. LAWRENCE BUDD

KINGS MILLS

OSBA to lead superintendent search

The Kings Local School District Board of Education has contracted with The Ohio School Boards Association to assist in a search for a new superintendent.

OSBA consultant Kathy LaSota will meet with staff and community members to discuss the process and to provide input into the selection criteria. The public conversations will take place at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in Conference Room 2 of the Kings Education Center, 1797 King Ave.

After a brief presentation about the process and timeline, the conversation will focus on major issues facing the district for the next three to five years, performance expectations for the next superintendent and personal and professional qualities to be sought in the next superintendent. For more information, call 513-398-9050. STAFF REPORT

LEBANON

Homestead Tax Exemption available to more seniors

Warren County Auditor Nick Nelson announced an income increase in the Homestead Tax Exemption program. This change will provide additional tax relief to senior citizens. The program will now grant tax relief to senior citizens who had a total income of $31,000 or less for the tax year 2015. This is an income increase of $500 from prior limits, allowing more senior citizens to apply and take advantage of the tax exemption.

The Homestead Tax Exemption is available to limited-income homeowners who are 65 years of age and older or homeowners permanently and totally disabled, or 100 pecrent disabled service connected veterans. The exemption is granted in the form of a reduction of taxes on the homestead or manufactured home.

An Owner-Occupied Exemption is available to homeowners who occupy their property as their primary residence. To qualify for this program, you must own and occupy your home as of Jan. 1 of the tax year for which you are applying.

If you are already on the program, these changes will have no effect. For more information, visit www.co.warren.oh.us, email nancy.leisz@co.warren.oh.us or call 513-695-1235. STAFF REPORT

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