Thursday, October 15th, 2020
Vantage Career Center 5-year, 0.7-mill levy
Multiple levy issues on November ballots
By Leslie Gartrell
ROCKFORD - Parkway school district voters will help decide the fate of a renewal of the five-year, 0.7-mill permanent improvement levy proposed by Vantage Career Center that would continue to generate about $700,000 annually.
If renewed, the levy would continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home $10.23 per year, according to a center news release. Since the levy is a renewal, it will mean no new taxes for property owners in the Vantage area, except for those in the Delphos City Schools, which became part of the district this year. The levy will replace the cost of a negotiated contract Delphos previously held with the center to provide technical services to students.
The levy would continue to pay for needed equipment and facility updates so high school and adult students can receive training in the skilled areas employers need, such as health care workers, firefighters and law enforcement.
The tax has been in effect since 1996 and provides a return on investment for residents in the form of well-trained, certified health and safety services personnel to support local communities, according to the release.
Other districts voting on the levy include Antwerp, Paulding, Wayne Trace, Crestview, Lincolnview, Van Wert, Delphos, Ottoville, Fort Jennings, Kalida and Continental.