A call from the state this summer prompted the Lebanon City School District to swing its levy machine into action.
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LEBANON CITY SCHOOLS
Levy details: 1.87-mill additional levy for construction and permanent improvements, and a .5-mill additional levy for ongoing maintenance. They would cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $82.95 per year and generate $1.8 million annually. The district, however, is lowering the rate of an older levy that would decrease the cost for an owner of a $100,000 home about $17.50 per year.
Average daily enrollment: 5,223
State report card indicators met for 2012-13: 24 of 24.
Previous state report card ratings: “A” for 2012-13, “Excellent with Distinction” for 2011-12, “Excellent” for 2010-11, “Excellent with Distinction” for 2009-10.
Administrators’ average salary: $71,239 (State average $73,263 for 2012-13 school year)
Classroom teachers’ average salary: $54,373 (State average: $56,307 in 2012-13 school year)
Expenditure per pupil: $7,983 (2011-12 school year)
Revenue per pupil: $8,140 (2011-12 school year)
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
Saturday: Brookville Schools.
Sunday: Centerville Schools.
Monday: Huber Heights Schools.
Today: Lebanon Schools
Wednesday; 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 Channel 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.