The Celina City School Board has unanimously approved and supports the renewal of the earned income tax one percent (1%) levy. It is important to note this is a renewal. We are not asking for an increase in taxes. Additionally, this is on earned income, it does not apply to other income sources, like interest, dividends, or Social Security.
This levy raises approximately $4 million dollars annually for our schools. That represents about ten percent (10%) of our operating funds. The Board and the administration continue to evaluate how and where we spend the funds entrusted to us. We do not take this responsibility lightly. We are constantly reviewing staffing, class sizes, and curriculum offerings to maximize your investment in our student’s future.
There are many positive things happening within our school system. We are in the middle of a building project that is on time and within budget. We are in the second year of our literacy program, and a new math curriculum at the high school started this year. Next year we will be adding courses with college credit for our high school students, just to name a few. As the demands of the market change, we need to ensure what we are offering meets the needs of our students and our community.
Thank you for your trust and support. We are working to do what is right for our students and community. The most important thing you can do is be engaged with your child’s education. By working together, we can make a difference. Engaged parents are a critical part of a child’s education.
Thank you for your ‘YES’ vote to help maintain a safe environment where our students can continue to learn and grow.
Celina City School Board
Bill Sell, President; Carl Huber, Vice President; Deb Guingrich, Board Member, Barbara Vorhees, Board Member; Mark Huelsman, Board Member