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Board Announces November Levy

The Bay Village Board of Education has proposed a 7.2 mill levy for the public’s consideration on the November 8, 2022, general election ballot that would generate $5,342,330 annually during the life of the levy. 

Funds from the operating levy would be used to support programs to maintain the high level of programming Bay Village Schools offers its students. The district’s expenses have been higher than revenues for the past four years. Revenue shortfalls can be an indication of the need for additional revenue or budget cuts in order to balance the district’s budget. The last year the district had a levy on the ballot was in 2016. 

The district spends nearly 74% of its funds directly on classroom instruction, placing it third (ahead of Orange, Chagrin Falls, Rocky River, Solon, Westlake and Beachwood) out of 22 Northeast Ohio area school districts. With a 97% graduation rate and more than 80% of students participating in athletics, activities and arts, the district is consistently among the top 1% of Ohio’s 924 public school districts, according to Public School Review. Funds from the operating levy would be used to support continuation of district programs and to continue to support classroom instruction.