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Proposed Cincinnati School Levy To Cost About $300 Per $100,000

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The proposed Cincinnati Public School levy will be just shy of 8-mills.

According to CPS Spokeswoman Janet Walsh, the actual ballot language still has to be approved by the board, but the millage amount has been certified as 7.93.

If passed, Auditor Dusty Rhodes says the five-year levy would would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $277.55 a year.

CPS says without the five-year emergency levy, which is expected to produce $48 million annually, the district would face a $60 million deficit.

Board President Erika Copeland-Dansby says the new money would help pay for preschool expansion and innovative curriculum centered around technology and career readiness.

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.