On the Ballot

Thank You Xenia Voters

UPDATE 11/9/22
On the November 8, 2022 ballot, Xenia Community Schools voters approved both Issues 3 and 4, renewal operating levies to fund day-to-day operations of the district. 

I would like to thank Xenia voters for turning out to make their voice heard at the ballot box yesterday, and showing their support for the district. The fact that both renewal issues ultimately garnered the support of our community during an election with such a high voter turnout speaks to your support for Xenia Schools — and the work happening each and every day in our buildings. 

As many of our families know by now, these two ballot measures represented nearly a quarter of the annual operating budget. And while there is often discussion about specific programs, staffing, salaries, and other costs around these kinds of discussions, I want our community to know that it is truly our students who will benefit from this decision. 

By continuing to fund our schools at current levels, the district will be able to continue to offer the supports needed for every student to reach their highest potential, and we are grateful for the support of our community and the trust it shows. 

Xenia Community Schools is on the ballot this November to renew two operating levies that support day-to-day learning in the district, and are not a new tax for the Xenia community.

Issues 3 and 4 fund operating expenses only. Operating funds provided by these levies support staff and academic resources for classroom instruction and other critical school functions.

Combined, these two levies provide $12 million each year, allowing the district to provide a range of high quality academic and extra-curricular opportunities that support Xenia students.  

FAQs about XCS on the November 2022 Ballot

What is on the ballot this November for our schools?
Issues 3 and 4 on the Tuesday, November 8, 2022 ballot are RENEWALS for operating levies that have been in place for many years and make up 24% of the annual budget.

What does this mean for me? 
Renewals are NOT new taxes.

How will this help Xenia students? 

Operating funds provided by these levies support staff and academic resources for classroom instruction and other critical school functions that help students reach their fullest potential.

What do these levies fund specifically?  
Operating levies fund basic school operating expenses, such as salaries for teachers, nurses, aides, or other staff, as well as extra-curricular activities such as our athletics program, arts education, reading programs, gifted program, leadership development programs, and more. These invaluable resources help students grow and achieve their highest potential! 

How much of the budget do these levies provide?
Combined, the Issues 3 and 4 provide more than $12 million annually, which is approximately 24% of the annual budget. 

I recently heard about money the school received from the state this summer. Why can’t the district use that money to fund these programs and expenses?
Those restricted funds are for capital expenses only, such as building the new Warner Middle School or improving our current facilities. These restricted funds may NOT be used to fund the day-to-day operating expenses listed above.