What's at Stake

If this levy fails, we wake up to a very different Olentangy - we absolutely cannot maintain the quality of our school district without the passage of this issue - Mark T. Raiff, Superintendent

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After a Yes Vote

After a No Vote

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15 elementary and 5 middle school buildings that will not have enough classroom space within the next few years.


After a Yes Vote

1st new elementary will open August 2021; 2nd new elementary and new middle school will open August 2023. Current class sizes should be maintained.


After a No Vote

Increasing class sizes by 5-6 students across all grade levels because hiring teachers will not keep up with growth.

The district may need to enact short-term redistricting as K-8 runs out of classrooms, including sending some elementary or middle schoolers to the high schools.

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Academic excellence which includes robust high school electives, AP courses and gifted services.


After a Yes Vote

Academic excellence and robust offerings continue. Gifted services continue.


After a No Vote

Significant reduction in academic programs at high schools, including electives, which are likely to result in a shortened school day. Gifted services K-12 at risk for reduction or elimination.

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Robust opportunities in high school and middle school extracurricular activities.


After a Yes Vote

Continued extracurricular opportunities at high schools and middle schools.


After a No Vote

Elimination of middle school extracurriculars including all sports. Reductions in high school extracurriculars.

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Additional buses are needed to keep up with growth.


After a Yes Vote

Buses needed due to growth can be purchased.


After a No Vote

Nearly half of all current bus riders will lose bus service when state minimums are applied.

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Playgrounds that do not meet current ADA compliance.


After a Yes Vote

All children will be able to play on their playgrounds; improved safety with soft surfaces replacing gravel.


After a No Vote

No improved safety or access on playgrounds.

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8 of the 25 buildings currently have entrances that meet best safety practices.


After a Yes Vote

All school buildings will have best safety practices and standards met for secure entrances.


After a No Vote

School buildings will not have upgraded security at entrances.

These are the realities the district will face if additional funding from this levy is not approved.  It would be unfair to us if the district didn't share what's at stake if this levy were to fail.