Miamisburg school levy: Voters approve renewal issue by wide margin

The Miamisburg City School District voters Tuesday night approved Issue 33, a 8.65-mill, five-year emergency renewal levy. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF PHOTO

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The Miamisburg City School District voters Tuesday night approved Issue 33, a 8.65-mill, five-year emergency renewal levy. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF PHOTO

Voters in the Miamisburg City School District approved a renewal levy Tuesday night.

Voters by a 65 percent to 35 percent margin passed Issue 33, a 8.65-mill, five-year emergency renewal levy. The measure had 4,934 votes in favor, according to complete but unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections.

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The levy will continue to cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 about $265 a year, according to the Montgomery County auditor’s office.

District records show about 53 percent of its $53.5 million general fund budget comes real estate taxes. Funds from the levy pay for operating expenses, such as salaries, benefits, utilities, supplies and classroom materials and other district costs.

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Salaries account for about 61 percent of Miamisburg schools expenses while benefits consume 22 percent for the 2016-17 school year, records show. The estimated 83 percent total is about 7 percent higher than five years earlier.

District projections show those expenses will combine for more than 80 percent through at least 2018-19.

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