Issue 59 Co-Chair Mollie Lynch is pictured with Co-Chair Rick Bannister, Westerville City Schools Board of Education President Richard Byrd and Westerville City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg.
Westerville City Schools personnel, friends, and community supporters gathered in the Early Learning Center on Tuesday evening, November 8, to watch and celebrate as positive results poured in for Issue 59, a substitute operating levy of 7.13 mills, intended to permanently replace a five-year emergency levy after it expires at the end of 2017. The campaign was coordinated by community volunteers Rick Bannister and Mollie Lynch, who were thanked profusely, along with all the volunteers and voters, by Superintendent John Kellogg and Board of Education President Richard Byrd.
The successful passage of Issue 59 will allow the district to continue collecting the same revenue already on the books, but also allows schools to receive additional revenue from new construction in the district. The Substitute Emergency Levy also retains the property tax rollback provision for residents. Superintendent John Kellogg said, “With the approval of Issue 59, our community has graciously granted us the financial stability that will allow us to bring an even greater focus to helping students learn, grow, achieve and succeed.”