Cloverleaf's five-year, 2-mill Permanent Improvement Levy is up for renewal. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Ohio Legislature has extended absentee voting by mail until April 28. There will be no in-person voting. Please see absentee voting information on the right.
This is NOT a new tax and will not increase property taxes. The PI levy pays for items with a life expectancy of five years or more, such as buses, student computers, textbooks and security upgrades. It does not pay for staff salaries. It's the first time Cloverleaf has been on the ballot since this very levy was last renewed in 2015.
Cloverleaf uses the Permanent Improvement Levy to …
… Purchase school buses
We maintain a 15-year rotation of our 36 school bus fleet. New buses cost more than $100,000 each.
… Purchase computers and technology
All Cloverleaf students have access to computers beginning in kindergarten. We maintain a 2:1 student to computer ratio from grades K-7. Beginning in 8th grade, each student is issued his or her own Chromebook that is used for their final five years of school.
… Purchase safety upgrades and improvements for our school buildings
These include updated security cameras in all three buildings and new secure building entrances at the high school and middle school.
… Make good on promises to our taxpayers
When the school district was in fiscal emergency in 2014, we promised voters we wouldn’t go back on the ballot for new money until at least 2020 if the levy passed. The levy passed and the district is able to extend that promise at least four years past 2020. The PI levy enables us to not use general fund revenue for qualified capital expenditures that have a life expectancy of five years or more.
… Get free money from the state
This levy has been renewed every five years since 1985. As a result, 12.5 percent of the cost of this levy is paid for by the State of Ohio through the former state roll-back discount on owner-occupied houses. Any levies passed after 2013 no longer qualify for this free money from the state.