Strong schools build strong community

Dear Editor:

On Nov. 6, voters in the Washington Court House City School District will be asked to approve a 1 percent earned income tax that will generate much-needed funds in providing an excellent education.

The earned income tax would cost $1 for every $100 of earned income. It would not tax retirement income, such as 401 (k)s, social security and pensions.

WCHCS has not asked for additional continuing operating money since 1991, which voters approved. Since then, costs have increased for safety, transportation, technology, textbooks, utilities, personnel and insurance.

Without the additional revenue, the district will be operating in the red in fiscal year 2020. Even with this increase, WCHCS will continue to spend less on operating expenses than every other school in the Frontier Athletic Conference.

Funds generated by the earned income tax will ensure WCHCS continues to offer a variety of programs and extra curriculars. A strong school system builds a strong community.

Richard Lewis

Chief Executive Officer

Ohio School Boards Association

8050 North High St., Suite 100

Columbus, OH 43235