Unofficial election results show that the Loveland City School District’s combined operating and permanent improvement/bond ballot issue did not pass, according to Dr. Amy Crouse, superintendent. If passed, the levy would have provided funds for the day-to-day operations of the school district; repairs, renovations, and upgrades to out-of-date facilities; and a new campus for students in Pre-K through fifth grade. “Certainly we are disappointed, but we respect the decision that voters made today,” stated Dr. Crouse. “Right now, I am very grateful to our supporters and to the hundreds of residents who worked very hard alongside our board and administration [...]
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Loveland School Board Authorizes Phase-in Bond Portion of Levy Over Three Years if Nov. 5 Issue PassesSusanne Quigley2019-09-10T19:16:30+00:00
Loveland School Board Authorizes Phase-in Bond Portion of Levy Over Three Years if Nov. 5 Issue Passes Phase-in would reduce initial impact to taxpayers; financial market conditions that make phase-in possible create urgency Historically low interest rates are providing a window of opportunity that the Loveland City School Board is prepared to capture for residents if the November 5 ballot issue for the district passes: The potential to phase in the collection of the bond and permanent improvement (PI) portion of the tax so that full collection takes place over three years - instead of one year. The board’s [...]
Board of Education approves final resolution for November ballot On July 26, 2019, the Loveland City School District Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to place a 16.78-mill combined operating and permanent improvement/bond levy on the November 5 ballot. Approval by voters in the November election will implement the facility master plan approved by the Board of Education in April to address urgent and much-needed renovations and additions across the district, as well as provide the district operating funds for at least three years to ensure Loveland City Schools remains a strong, high-quality school district. The last operating levy [...]
Loveland Board of Education approves resolution of necessity for combined levy/bond issue The Loveland City School District Board of Education has approved a resolution of necessity for a combined operating levy needed to fund daily operations of the school district, and a building and construction bond to implement the district’s facility master plan. “The Board of Education’s primary responsibility is to provide an outstanding education to the children and students in our community,” said Board President Art Jarvis. “We never take lightly our obligation to ask the taxpayers for additional funds when needed, and we, as a unanimous board, are [...]
Summer break means getting important work done at Loveland City Schools - Letter by Dr. Amy Crouse, Loveland City School District Superintendent The days leading up to end-of-school are always busy and full of excitement, and I’m often asked if I look forward to summer vacation. The truth is, while the work over the summer changes, it doesn’t slow down much; it simply means I’m given a couple months to work with my fellow administrators and staff to make our district even better for our Tigers when they return for the new school year in August. This summer we will [...]
“It is our obligation as a board of education to do all that we can to make sure our students have the educational spaces they need to advance their learning and growth.” – Art Jarvis, president At its business meeting on April 16, 2019, the Loveland Board of Education approved a facility master plan for the school district. The plan is the result of extensive work over the past year with district staff, community members and a contracted architectural firm, which has involved a broad series of community meetings and focus group sessions. In summary, the adopted master plan addresses [...]
It’s an exciting time for Building Tiger Nation! - Letter to the Loveland community by Dr. Amy Crouse, Loveland City School District Superintendent Over the past year, the Loveland City School District has intensified its work in developing a facility master plan. The last full assessment of school buildings took place in 1998 – more than two decades ago. While we’ve diligently maintained and cared for our buildings, a thorough review of the facilities had to be put off for years as we weathered the economy. In the meantime, 21st century thinking around education has funneled dramatic changes and advancements [...]
At its March 19 business meeting, the Loveland Board of Education adopted a resolution to approve a contract for the option to purchase real estate in Clermont County. The adoption of the resolution does not indicate that land has been purchased, but is for the purpose of investigating whether approximately 110 acres of property are suitable to support a master plan that the board is anticipated to approve in April. The real estate is currently owned by the Grail, an Ohio nonprofit organization, and is part of the property known as Grailville, located on O’Bannonville Road, east of downtown Loveland. [...]
The Building Tiger Nation Finance Committee has met regularly since October 2018. While initially providing a deep dive into school finance, the work shifted in February to specifically focus on developing a funding recommendation for a Loveland City School District facility master plan. A master plan, along with a funding recommendation, will be presented to the Loveland Board of Education in April 2019. The board will make a final determination regarding bond issue and operating levy, and the timing for putting them to the voters. Watch Loveland City School District Treasurer/CFO Kevin Hawley in this video as he discusses the [...]