The Governor signed a bill that includes an all-mail primary election running through April 28. If you voted prior to March 17 either by mailing in an Absentee ballot or in person at the Board of Elections, your vote will still be counted and there’s nothing else you need to do.
If you requested and received an Absentee Ballot by mail and you have not yet returned it, you can still use that ballot. If you discarded or lost it, you can request a replacement by calling: (740) 833-2080.
But if you have not voted yet, please follow these steps:
1) Fill out an absentee ballot application. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is April 25, but we recommend mailing the completed absentee ballot application at your earliest convenience.
2) Mail your application or bring it to the drop box at the Board of Elections ASAP! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
3) Watch the mail for your ballot, which should include a postage-paid envelope inside.
4) Fill out your ballot
5) Mail your ballot or bring it to the drop box at the Board of Elections ASAP! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!
Votes will be counted on April 28.
Since the 2016 school issue, Olentangy has added more than 2,400 students to the district.
The Facilities Committee projects that without these additional school buildings, Olentangy would have on average 5 extra students in EVERY elementary school classroom and 6 extra students in EVERY middle school classroom within ten years.
It may surprise you that new construction DOES NOT cover the school operating costs associated with the many students that come with new housing developments. The OLSD Facilities Committee projects enrollment will increase by more than 5,200 students during the next 10 years. It costs the district $11,007 to educate each student, yet taxes from new housing construction do not come close to cover the costs of educating them!
When compared on a per-pupil basis, not only does Olentangy receive far less in state funding than the average public school district, it receives less than half of the $1,376 in per-pupil state funding that private schools receive.