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Columbus Corporations And Unions Support Proposed Levy

1:51PM
October
25, 2013

New campaign finance reports show the Columbus school levy campaign is gettng major financial backing from both corporations and unions.

School And City Leaders Hinge Hopes On Tax Levy

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A breakdown of the Columbus City Schools Levy proposal.
10:23AM
October
21, 2013

Next month, Columbus School District voters face a big decision – whether to approve a 24 percent increase in school taxes. City and School leaders promise the schools levy will bring reform and improve the troubled district.

Columbus School Leaders Stress: “Levy Is The Reform”

5:55AM
October
21, 2013

After nine months of soul searching and numerous public hearings – supporter of the school tax increase say the “Levy is the Reform.”

Charter Schools Would Benefit From Levy

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Charter schools are a big part of the Columbus School Levy proposal.
5:50AM
October
21, 2013

Voters, for the first time, are being asked to approve local property tax funds for independently run charter schools. The Charter school sharing proposal is the most controversial policy aspect of the $75 million request.

Levy Plan To Invest In Future, Expand Preschool Programs

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Coleman and School Leaders hope to improve schools by starting at the preschool level.
5:45AM
October
21, 2013

Reformers on Mayor Coleman’s education commission say the surest way to boost long-term overall student success is to make sure children are ready for kindergarten. Leaders promise to spend $8.5 million of the levy to pay for additional more pre-school classes.

Follow The Money: Columbus City Schools Levy

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Where is the levy money going to go?
5:30AM
October
21, 2013

Columbus City School leaders and city officials say the 9 mill levy will improve the district’s school failing report cards, expand pre-kindergarten and prepare high school students for adulthood.

Coleman and Good Discuss Levy On Columbus On The Record

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman
6:00AM
October 14, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus City Schools Interim Superintendent appeared on a special edition of Columbus on the Record to discuss the various aspect of the levy. Watch what Coleman and Good had to say in defense of the district’s request to the voters.