Fairborn City School officials said they will have to borrow money from the state in the fall regardless of whether voters pass a proposed 11.7-mill emergency levy in May.
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Fairborn: By the Numbers
• If the May levy passes, it would cost an additional $358.31 a year for an owner of a $100,000 house.
• Residents who own a $100,000 house pay a total of $982.34 annually to the district, accounting for more than half paid annually in property tax ($1,791.43).
• Fairborn is one of 184 districts in the state that has a school district income tax. Fairborn’s 0.0050 school district income tax rate is expected to generate $3.6 million in fiscal year 2013 and increase to $4.2 million in 2017.
• Fairborn’s local tax effort index is 1.31 — higher than similar district (1.1) and state (1.0) averages. A 1.0 indicates that the residents of a school district are paying what the demographics suggest they should be paying, according to the state.
• Average income in Fairborn in tax year 2010 was $42,842 — less than similar district ($43,611.30) and state ($64,761) averages.
• Classroom teachers’ average salary ($58,370.70) was more than similar district ($56,472.42) and state ($58,119.74) averages.
• Administrators’ average salary ($75,561.54) was below similar district ($81,409.38) and state ($76,654.09) averages.
• Expenditure per pupil ($9,886) in 2012 was less than similar district ($10,009.11) and state ($10,508) averages.
• Employs 179.5 teachers, below the similar district average of 188.43.
Sources: Greene County Auditor, 5-year forecast, 2012 Cupp Report, ODE staffing analysis