Superintendent James Schoenlein expresses certainty that the district’s voters should approve a new five-year 4.89-mill levy request on the Nov. 5 ballot.
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KETTERING CITY SCHOOLS
Levy details: 4.89-mill five-year levy for current operating expenses. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $171.15 per year and generate $5.92 million annually.
Year-end enrollment: 7,414
State report card indicators met for 2012-13: 24 out of 24.
Previous state report card ratings: “Excellent with Distinction” for 2011-12, “Excellent” for 2010-11, “Excellent with Distinction” for 2009-10, “Continuous Improvement” for 2008-9, “Effective” for 2007-08 and “Effective” for 2006-7.
Administrators’ average salary: $110,495. (State average $76,037)
Classroom teachers’ average salary: $66,366. (State average: $57,904)
Expenditure per pupil: $12,005.
Revenue per pupil: $12,232.
Source: Ohio Department of Education (FY 2012), Kettering City Schools.
In-DEPTH SCHOOL LEVY COVERAGE
The November ballot is packed with school levies, and our team is looking into the finances of our local districts and getting you the information you need to make an informed choice.
Each day this week, we will focus on a different school with a levy on the ballot. If you missed past stories in this series, find them at www.mydaytondailynews.com/election2013
Saturday: Brookville Schools.
Sunday: Centerville Schools.
Monday: Huber Heights Schools.
Tuesday: Lebanon School.
Today: Kettering Schools.
Thursday: Springboro Schools.
Friday: Beavercreek Schools.
Saturday: Oakwood Schools.
LIVE WEB CHATS WITH SPRINGBORO AND HUBER SCHOOL LEADERS
Join us at DaytonDailyNews.com later this week for live web chats with school superintendents from Huber Heights and Springboro school districts.
* On Thursday, ask Heights Schools Superintendent Sue Gunnell your questions about the school levy from 1 to 2 p.m.
* On Friday, ask Springboro Superintendent Toby Petrey your questions during a live chat from 1-2 p.m.
Did you miss our live web chat with Centerville’s superintendent on Monday? You can find review it at www.myDaytonDailyNews.com/election2013.
WHIO REPORTS SPECIAL
Watch a special edition of WHIO Reports with Jim Otte and Terry Morris on Sunday, Oct. 20. Tune in to Newscenter 7 at 11:30 a.m. for a conversation with school leaders from Huber Heights, Kettering and Springboro. Listen to the broadcast on radio at 95.7 FM and AM 1290 WHIO on Sunday at 8:30 a.m.
ONLINE VOTERS GUIDE
We contacted more than 400 local candidates running for mayor, city council, school board and other races in our region. Learn more about the candidates and issues on your ballot at vote.daytondailynews.com