Voters approve Miami Trace operating renewal levy

By Ryan Carter -

The Miami Trace Local School District’s emergency operating levy renewal was approved by the voters at Tuesday’s primary/special election with over 55 percent of the vote.

According to unofficial results from the Fayette County Board of Elections, 1,020 registered voters voted for the levy with 814 voting against.

The five-year levy came with a $500,000 reduction and will collect a total of $1.9 million per year. This is a total savings of $2.5 million for taxpayers over the term of the levy, according to Miami Trace officials.

“I’m extremely grateful to our voters that we continue to get the kind of support that we do,” said Miami Trace Superintendent David Lewis. “It’s very encouraging that they trust our district with their tax dollars.”

The funds generated by this levy are used for the operation of the district, including salaries, purchased services, equipment, etc. These funds have nothing to do with the ongoing construction of the new high school.

The five-year term of the new levy will run from 2017-2021 and the collection years will be from 2018-2022. Taxes for 2017 are paid in 2018.

By Ryan Carter

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