Voters in the city of Oakwood traditionally have been willing to increase their tax burden to support the highly rated school district.
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OAKWOOD CITY SCHOOLS
Levy details: 5.75-mill continuous levy for current operating expenses. It would cost the owner of a $100,000 home $201 per year and generate $1.73 million annually.
Year-end enrollment: 2,069
State report card indicators met for 2012-13: 24 out of 24.
Previous state report card ratings: “Excellent” for 2011-12, “Excellent with Distinction” for 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-9 and 2007-8; “Excellent” for 2006-7.
Administrators’ average salary: $106,699. (State average $76,037)
Classroom teachers’ average salary: $69,925. (State average: $57,904)
Expenditure per pupil: $11,589.
Revenue per pupil: $11,147.
Source: Ohio Department of Education (FY 2012), Oakwood 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 focused 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
LIVE WEB CHATS WITH AREA SCHOOL LEADERS
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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
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