Fayette County
Excess Levy Call

 

ORDER AND NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION FOR CONTINUATION

OF ADDITIONAL FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION LEVY

TO THE VOTERS OF FAYETTE COUNTY

Acting on behalf of the Board of Education of the County of Fayette, State of West Virginia, the State Superintendent of Schools, as Designee of the West Virginia Board of Education, approved the following order on November 9, 2012:

After careful study and due deliberation, the State Superintendent of Schools being of the opinion that the levies for current expenses authorized by Article 8, Chapter 11, of the Code of West Virginia, as amended, will not provide sufficient funds for the payment of current expenses of the Fayette County Board of Education, including expenditures for the purposes hereinafter set forth, and that an election should be held to approve continuation of the special levies under the provisions of Section 16, Article 8, Chapter 11 of the Code, as amended, it is hereby ordered:

1. That the purposes for which additional funds are needed and that the approximate annual amount for each purpose are:

A. Free Textbooks 823,000

B. Student Safety and Security – Safe Schools, Homeland Security 160,000

C. Universal Feeding – Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 650,000

D. Playground Equipment – Upgrades to/Replacement of Playgrounds 20,000

E. Student Admission to Athletic Events Middle/High School Student Admission to Home Athletic Events 72,000

F. Student National & State Competition – Support for Student Competitions 25,000

G. Farm2School, Local Procurement of Farm Products & School Gardens 8,000

H. Instructional Support – Supplies, Materials, Equipment & Pilot Programs 225,000

I. Special Education Support 40,000

J. WVU Extension, 4-H & Energy Express 30,000

K. Athletic Bus Trip Support 150,000

L. Public Library Support Ansted, Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge, Meadow Bridge, Montgomery, Mt. Hope, Oak Hill 26,500

M. Student Health Services – Fayette County Board of Health & Medical Assistance 30,000

N. Student Activities & Athletics Student Curricular/Extracurricular Support & Student Attendance Incentive 85,000

O. Music Support – Band, Chorus & Elementary/Middle School Music 60,000

P. Art Support 25,000

Q. Family & Consumer Science Support – Home Economics 4,500

R. Industrial Arts & Career Technical Education Support 8,000

S. Business Education Support 13,000

T. Physical Development & Health Education Support – Healthy Schools, PE, Health & FitnessGram 25,000

U. Science/Math Support 88,000

V. Reading Support 100,000

W. 21st Century Technical Curriculum Support – Maintenance/Upgrades of Hardware & Software 990,000

X. Additional Bus Replacement 20,000

Y. Maintenance of Buildings/Capital Improvements – Maintenance, repairs and major improvements of buildings and grounds 1,200,000

Z. Preschool 78,245

AA. Professional Salary Support 2,358,000

BB. Service Salary Support 1,177,000

CC. Employee Dental/Vision Insurance 780,000

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2. That the total approximate annual amount needed to be raised for said purposes, after allowances for discounts, delinquencies and exonerations, is $9,271,245.

3. That the total approximate amount to be raised for said purposes during the five year term of the levy, after allowances for discounts, delinquencies and exonerations, is approximately $46,356,225.

4. That the separate and aggregated assessed valuation of each class of taxable property within Fayette County is as follows:

Class I $0

Class II $466,854,564

Class III $638,989,229

Class IV $235,702,405

5. That the proposed, continued additional rate of levy in cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation on each class of property is as follows:

Class I 22.95 cents

Class II 45.90 cents

Class III 91.80 cents

Class IV 91.80 cents

Provided, however that the Board of Education reserves the right and authority to reduce the rates of the excess levy if increases in assessed valuations produce funds beyond the projected needs in any year specified in the levy call.

6. That the proposed years to which the continuation of the additional levy shall apply are the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2014, July 1, 2015, July 1, 2016, July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018.

 

7. That upon approval of the proposed additional levy, the Board of Education will not issue bonds under the provisions of Section 16, Article 8, Chapter 11 of the Code, as last amended, obligating receipts of the additional levy.

8. That should collections from the additional levies be in excess of the amounts projected herein, the Board of Education reserves the right to expend the surplus for any of the above stated purposes or to enrich, supplement, and improve the educational services and/or facilities in the public schools in the county. In the event that the amount collected is less than the amounts projected herein, the Board of Education reserves the right to make the reduction in any of the above stated purposes.

9. That should additional money be obtained by grant or otherwise from the state or federal government or any other source, the additional money may be used either in substitution or in addition to the amount obtained from this levy.

10. That should any item in the aforementioned purposes be declared unconstitutional or invalid due to judicial or legislative action, the affected funds will be expended for any of the remaining unaffected purposes.

11. That the question of the continuation of such additional levy shall be submitted to a vote at a special election to be held on the 9th day of February, 2013.

12. That notice calling such election shall be given by the publication of this order at least once each week for two successive weeks before said election in two newspapers of opposite politics and of general circulation in the territory in which the election is held. If there is only one newspaper published in the county, said publication shall be made therein. All the provisions of the laws concerning general elections shall apply as far as they are practicable, with the exception of the provisions contained in Section 17, Article 8, Chapter 11 of Code, as last amended.

13. That the ballot to be used at such election shall be in the following form:

OFFICIAL LEVY BALLOT

CONTINUATION OF ADDITIONAL SCHOOL LEVIES

FAYETTE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION

FEBRUARY 9, 2013

A special election to authorize the continuation of additional levies that have been in force for a number of years for the fiscal years beginning July 1, 2014, July 1, 2015, July 1, 2016, July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018, according to an order approved by the State Superintendent of Schools on

November 9, 2012 acting on behalf of the Board of Education of the County of Fayette, State of West Virginia, as Designee of the West Virginia Board of Education, for the purposes and in the approximate annual amounts, as follow:

A. Free Textbooks 823,000

B. Student Safety and Security – Safe Schools, Homeland Security 160,000

C. Universal Feeding – Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 650,000

D. Playground Equipment – Upgrades to/Replacement of Playgrounds 20,000

E. Student Admission to Athletic Events Middle/High School Student Admission to Home Athletic Events 72,000

F. Student National & State Competition – Support for Student Competitions 25,000

G. Farm2School, Local Procurement of Farm Products & School Gardens 8,000

H. Instructional Support – Supplies, Materials, Equipment & Pilot Programs 225,000

I. Special Education Support 40,000

J. WVU Extension, 4-H & Energy Express 30,000

K. Athletic Bus Trip Support 150,000

L. Public Library Support Ansted, Fayetteville, Gauley Bridge, Meadow Bridge, Montgomery, Mt. Hope, Oak Hill 26,500

M. Student Health Services – Fayette County Board of Health & Medical Assistance 30,000

N. Student Activities & Athletics Student Curricular/Extracurricular Support & Student Attendance Incentive 85,000

O. Music Support – Band, Chorus & Elementary/Middle School Music 60,000

P. Art Support 25,000

Q. Family & Consumer Science Support – Home Economics 4,500

R. Industrial Arts & Career Technical Education Support 8,000

S. Business Education Support 13,000

T. Physical Development & Health Education Support Healthy Schools, PE, Health & FitnessGram 25,000

U. Science/Math Support 88,000

V. Reading Support 100,000

W. 21st Century Technical Curriculum Support – Maintenance/Upgrades of Hardware & Software 990,000

X. Additional Bus Replacement 20,000

Y. Maintenance of Buildings/Capital Improvements Maintenance, repairs and major improvements of buildings and grounds 1,200,000

Z. Preschool 78,245

AA. Professional Salary Support 2,358,000

BB. Service Salary Support 1,177,000

CC. Employee Dental/Vision Insurance 780,000

That the total approximate annual amount needed to be raised for said purposes, after allowances for discounts, delinquencies and exonerations, is $9,271,245.

That the proposed, continued additional rate of levy in cents per one hundred dollars of assessed valuation on each class of property is as follows:

Class I 22.95 cents

Class II 45.90 cents

Class III 91.80 cents

Class IV 91.80 cents

The Board of Education, however, reserves the right and authority to reduce the rates of the excess levy if increases in assessed valuations produce funds beyond the projected needs in any year specified in the levy call.

Should any additional monies be obtained by grant or otherwise from the state or federal government or any other source, the additional money may be used either in substitution or in addition to the amount obtained from this levy.

Should collections from the additional levies be in excess of the amounts projected, the Board of Education reserves the right to expend the surplus for any of the above stated purposes or to enrich, supplement, and improve the educational services and/or facilities in the public schools in the county. In the event that the amount collected is less than the amounts projected herein, the Board of Education reserves the right to make the reduction in any of the above stated purposes.

Instructions to voters: Those favoring renewal of the levy, mark the square entitled "FOR THE LEVY". Those against renewal of the levy, mark the square entitled "AGAINST THE LEVY".

________ FOR THE LEVY

________ AGAINST THE LEVY

The Board of Education of the County of Fayette, West Virginia

By: ________________________________________________

Jorea M. Marple, State Superintendent of Schools

Acting on Behalf of the Board of Education of the

County of Fayette, West Virginia, as Designee of

The West Virginia Board of Education





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