Troy City Schools seek renewal levy

Levy renewal on the March 15 for city of Troy residents

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — Troy City School district residents will have one levy renewal to consider on the March 15 ballot.

The levy is a five-year 5.8-mills levy renewal. The 5.8-mills levy generates $3.4 million per year for the district. The levy was last renewed in 2011.

“It’s been renewed four times and this will be the fifth time for the same money,” said Superintendent Eric Herman on Wednesday. “It supports the quality of schools we have presently. This is for the general operating fund — it’s salaries, supplies, it’s everything out of general operating.”

According to the district’s letter to the community, this levy costs a $100,000 homeowner approximately 20 cents a day. The levy was first passed in 1996 and will not increase taxes, according to the district.

“I truly believe in the people in our community, they are very supportive,” said Herman, noting the levy has continued to remain at the same rate as it was first requested in 1996. “We hope the community continues to support us.”

The district plans to spend approximately $6,000 on the campaign, including letters, post cards and signs reminding the community to vote in favor of the renewal.

For more information about the district, visit

Levy renewal on the March 15 for city of Troy residents

By Melanie Yingst


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