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THANK YOU GAHANNA-JEFFERSON PUBLIC SCHOOL VOTERS

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HOW ARE OHIO SCHOOL DISTRICTS FINANCED? 

School districts in Ohio are financed with a combination of federal, state and local funds.

At the state level, school districts receive funding from the Ohio Department of Education’s (ODE) general revenue funds and Ohio Lottery profits.

At the local level, school districts receive funding from locally levied property taxes. School districts also can receive funding from income taxes approved by voters.

 

What is a property tax levy

A property tax levy is the collection of taxes charged on the value of property. Each district must follow a process described in Ohio law in order for taxes to be levied on property within the district.

Boards of education propose additional local tax revenues by board resolution. School districts can place a levy on the ballot up to three times a year on specified election dates.

If a majority of voters in an election approve the tax, county officials charge and collect the tax under the terms specified in the tax levy proposal. The collected funds are then disbursed to the district.

When a levy is placed on the ballot, it must identify as its objective a legally defined school district purpose.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BOND AND PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT LEVY?

Bond Levy

A bond levy is a property tax levy used to provide a school district with local revenue for construction purposes.

The county auditor determines the rate of a bond levy needed each year to service the principal and interest owed on the amount of bonded debt approved by voters when they approved the bond levy. Bond levies remain in place until the debt (principal and interest) is fully paid, typically 20 or more years.

Permanent Improvement Levy

A permanent improvement levy is a limited or continuing levy used for maintenance and repair of school property, and, in some  circumstances, for renovation and building projects.

Boards of education propose permanent improvement levies as a specific dollar amount of new revenue. That proposal is reviewed by the county auditor, who determines the actual millage necessary to produce the dollar amount. The levy, once approved by voters, is subject to the tax reduction factor.

RELATED LINKS

Ohio School Boards Association: Understanding School Levies Fact Sheet (PDF)

GJPS Master Facilities Plan and Building Projects


Your GJPS Bond and Permanent Improvement Dollars at Work

Permanent Improvement Levy (2014)
In November 2014, the voters of Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools passed a 2.16 mill permanent improvement levy to fund building repairs such as roofs, HVAC systems, windows, lighting, etc.

Bond Levy (2018, 2020)
In May 2018 and November 2020, voters approved bond levies to fund projects for Phase One and Phase Two of the GJPS Master Facilities Plan

GJPS Bond and Permanent Improvement Projects
The following is running list of how the permanent improvement and bond levy dollars are invested back into our GJPS schools each year.

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS

BLACKLICK ELEMENTARY
           PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND          BOND FUND
 Playground Replacement  2018  Classroom Furniture  2019
 Baseball Field Drainage Repair  2018  Gym Floor  2019
 Swipe Card Access Installation  2020  LED Lighting Installation  2019
     Chiller Replacement  2022
     Classroom Storage  2022
     Flooring Replacement 2022 

 


 

CHAPELFIELD ELEMENTARY
           PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND          BOND FUND
 HVAC  2017  Library Renovation  2019
 Playground Replacement  2018  LED Lighting  2019
 Cafeteria Tables  2019  Restroom Renovation  2019
 Swipe Card Access Installation  2020  Flooring  2020
 Interior Painting  2021  Gym Floor  2020
     Classroom Furniture  2020
     Classroom Storage  2020

 


 

GOSHEN LANE ELEMENTARY
           PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND          BOND FUND
Playground Replacement 2018 Gym Floor 2018
Cafeteria Tables 2018 Flooring 2019
Cooler/Freezer Installation 2019 LED Lighting Installation 2019
Interior Painting 2019 Classroom Furniture 2019
Drainage Repair 2019 Restroom Renovation 2020
HVAC 2022 Library Renovation 2020
Swipe Card Access Installation 2020 Classroom Storage 2020
Fire Panel Replacement 2020    
Window Replacement (ESSER) 2022    

 


 

HIGH POINT ELEMENTARY
           PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND        BOND FUND
 Playground Replacement 2018 Classroom Furniture 2019
Interior Painting 2018 LED Lighting Installation 2019
Swipe Card Access Installation 2020    
HVAC Replacement 2022    

 


 

JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND        BOND FUND
Playground Replacement 2018 Flooring (Partial) 2018
Swipe Card Access Installation 2020 Gym Floor 2018
PA System Replacement 2020 Classroom Furniture 2019
Flooring Replacement 2022 LED Lighting Installation 2019
    Restroom Renovation 2020

 


 

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY (OLD)
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND
Replaced (1) HVAC Unit 2018

 


 

 ROYAL MANOR ELEMENTARY
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT  FUND         BOND FUND
Playground Replacement 2018 Classroom Furniture 2019
Interior Painting 2019 LED Lighting Installation 2019
HVAC 2020  Restoom Renovation  2019
 Swipe Card Access Installation 2020 Library Renovation 2020
 Fire Panel Replacement 2020 Classroom Storage 2021
    Flooring Replacement 2021

 


 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECTS


 MIDDLE SCHOOL EAST
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND          BOND FUND
Roof Replacement 2019 Restroom Renovation 2018
Scoreboard Replacement 2020 Classroom Furniture 2019
Swipe Card Access Installation 2020 LED Lighting Installation 2019
Additional Storage Furniture 2022 Flooring 2020
Athletic Field Bleacher Repair 2022 Auxiliary Gym Floor 2020

 


 

 MIDDLE SCHOOL SOUTH
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT FUND     BOND FUND
Cafeteria Table Replacement 2019 Classroom Flooring 2019
Scoreboard Replacement 2020 Library Renovation 2019
Fire Panel Replacement 2020 Classroom Furniture 2019
Swipe Card Access Installation 2020 LED Lighting Installation 2019
    Restroom Renovation 2020

 


 

 MIDDLE SCHOOL WEST
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT  FUND       BOND FUND
HVAC 2017 Flooring 2018
Cafeteria Table 2017 Auxiliary Gym Floor 2018
Swipe Card Access Installation 2017 Classroom Furniture 2019
Window Replacement 2017 Classroom Storage 2019
Scoreboard Replacement 2018 Library Renovation 2019
Dugout Replacement 2018 LED Lighting Installation 2019
Auditorium Renovation 2018 Restroom Renovation 2019
Cafeteria Renovation 2019    
Main Office Renovation 2019    
Exterior Door Replacement 2020    
Track Replacement 2020    
New Bleachers 2020    
Interior Painting 2020    

 


HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS

 LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT  FUND
Athletic Field Turf Replacement 2018
Attendance Office Renovation 2018
Partial Flooring Replacement 2020
Swipe Card Access Installation 2020
Boiler Replacement 2021

 


 

 CLARK HALL
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT  FUND
Remodeled YMCA to Preschool 2017
Swipe Card Access Installation 2020
Fencing 2021/22

 


 

 BLACKLICK ATHLETIC COMPLEX
PERMANENT IMPROVEMENT  FUND
Dugout Repairs 2022
Scoreboard Replace and Install 2022

 


     CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION NEWS  

 

Lincoln Elementary Demolition Scheduled

Lincoln Elementary Demolition Scheduled

Date: 6/24/2022

Lincoln Elementary demolition scheduled for week of June 27, 2022.

JUNE ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

JUNE ELEMENTARY CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Date: 6/10/2022

June 2022 Elementary Construction Update

April Construction Update

April Construction Update

Date: 4/13/2022

April 2022 Elementary Construction Update

Soil Issue Leads to Delays

Soil Issue Leads to Delays

Date: 3/17/2022

Columbus Dispatch subscribers, read about delays with elementary construction projects.

GJPS Board of Education Chooses Site Plan for New High School

GJPS Board of Education Chooses Site Plan for New High School

Date: 2/11/2022

GLHS original design option moves forward.

New Lincoln High School Floor Plan Walkthrough

New Lincoln High School Floor Plan Walkthrough

Date: 2/11/2022

Assistant Superintendent Jill Elliott walks through and describes the floor plan for the new Lincoln High School.

LHS Floor & Site Plan Community Meeting

LHS Floor & Site Plan Community Meeting

Date: 2/1/2022

Recording of the January 31, 2022 Community Meeting to reveal LHS floor plans and review site plan options.

GLHS Floor Plan Reveal

GLHS Floor Plan Reveal

Date: 1/26/2022

Join us for a Phase Two LHS Update

2022 Focus for GJPS

2022 Focus for GJPS

Date: 1/4/2022

Construction, building a sense of well-being and belonging and staffing are on tap for GJPS in 2022.

Blacklick Elementary PTO November 21 Construction Update

Blacklick Elementary PTO November 21 Construction Update

Date: 11/16/2021

November 2021 Construction Update Presentation to Blacklick Elementary PTO.