On Nov. 6 Winton Woods City Schools (WWCS) added the substitute levy passage to their list of goals that play a crucial role in (continuing) the district’s mission without interruption of services.
“The replacement of the emergency levy with the substitute levy provides the district with a solid foundation for funding,” said Treasurer Randy Seymour. “The potential loss of $4.2 million could have been devastating to all the progress and innovations put into place throughout the district for the students. The district can now continue its mission of providing a quality instructional program for all students.”
In 2016, taxpayers passed a bond to replace the current infrastructure and building systems with two new campuses that are currently coming to fruition. SHP really showed they valued education. We are pleased that during the construction process, students will not have to move into swing space. Architect design team SHP and district leaders strategically planned the location of the two new campuses to limit disruption in student learning. With voter passage of the bond for the new buildings and the levy for operational expenses, the district can build on their positive momentum of preparing students to be future ready.
Former WWCS President board member John Pennycuff said, “I was very pleased for our students, staff, and community by the passage of the Winton Woods school levy. It is my experience that voters do not approve school levies that they do not understand. In this election, voters were presented with a "substitute levy" which is school funding term that was new to most voters. Voters must have devoted the time and care to understand this "no new taxes" levy because they passed it overwhelmingly, 59 percent to 41 percent.”
“The core business of Winton Woods City Schools is centered on the belief that students must be equipped with the necessary skills to perform at their maximum level,” said Superintendent Anthony G. Smith. “The passage of this levy allows us to continue supporting the ongoing operations of the district, such as textbooks, classroom supplies, technology, professional development, and staff, so that we can remain persistent in focusing on our mission, which is to ensure all students achieve their highest potential. Thank you for being a loyal supporter of the district and helping our vision come into fruition.”