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Levy supporters unveil campaign to rally voters
The Save Reynoldsburg Schools organization unveiled its SOS Save Our Schools Save Our City campaign at the March 17 Reynoldsburg School Board meeting.
The campaign, in support of the 15.6 mil Reynoldsburg schools operating levy request, is being headed by a group of community volunteers dedicated to educating the community about the details and consequences of turning out to vote May 5.
The owner of a $100,000 home will pay $478 annually if the levy passes. The campaign asks people to consider four things when considering if they can afford the levy:
• Can you afford increased child care costs?
• Can you afford the increased cost to play sports at $800 per child, per sport?
• Can you afford to pay for art or music classes outside of school?
• Can you afford to send your children to a private school?
Campaign leaders suggest there are five things that residents can do now, before voting:
• Educate yourself on the issue and proposal.
• Visit www.savereysd.com.
• Volunteer to help the campaign.
• Put a sign in your yard.
• Identify nine people you know and get them to do these same five things.
Volunteers began going door-to-door to speak with residents and to pass out flyers on March 21. Distribution of yard signs will begin March 24. Phone calls to registered voters in the district began March 20.
In other news, Taylor Road Elementary was recognized for receiving an Excellent with Distinction designation by the state. French Run Elementary also earned high marks.
Dell was recognized as a strategic partner with the district and the STEM program. Donald Strussion acknowledged the intellectual capital and resources that this partnership, along with 23 others, will bring to the students of Reynoldsburg.
"This is a true commitment to Reynoldsburg schools and our students," Strussion said.
Robert McCurdy of Security Voice Incorporated presented a $2,500 donation from the company to the School Uniform Fund. This is the second year that Security Voice Incorporated has made such a donation. The School Uniform Fund is a collection of donations that are set aside for students who cannot afford their school uniform. No general fund money is used for the program.
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