C-L board eyes levy renewal

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

The Cardington-Lincoln Board of Education met in special session July 24 and approved a resolution requesting certification of alternative tax rates for a renewal income tax.

Jon Mason, district treasurer, said this is the first step to the placing of a levy to renew the .075 prcent per annum, five-year income tax approved by the voters of the district on Nov. 5, 2013, the existing income tax.

The purpose was to provide for current operating expenses of the school district.

The last year of collection for the existing income tax is 2018. Mason said this resolution declaring the necessity to raise additional school district revenue, must be passed and certified to the tax commissioner for the state in order to permit the board to consider the renewal of an income tax and to preserve the right to submit the question of levying such a renewal income tax to the electors of the school district at the Nov. 7 election.

The board determined that it is necessary to renew the existing income tax to raise annually the additional sum of $925,000 for current operating expenses.

The treasurer was directed to certify a copy of the resolution to the tax commissioner no later than July 28, 2017.

In other matters the board accepted with regret the resignations of Kara Strine, counselor, effective July 10; Kendra Mosher, physical education, health teacher and volleyball coach, effective July 16; Eric Poorman, math teacher, and Crystal Spires, EMS Secretary, both effective June 30.

Carey Ballinger, counselor and Corie Moore, high school math, were employed for the 2017-2018 school year.

Superintendent Brian Petrie said the girls’ varsity softball team will be honored during the pregame ceremonies at the first home football game on Aug. 25, when the Pirates host Worthington Christian.

Board members entered a 55-minute executive session to discuss negotiations.

The board will meet on Aug. 7 at 6 p.m.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel