Permanent Improvement Renewal Levy


Geneva Area City Schools

Permanent Improvement Levy  

November 5, 2019 ~ Issue #32

These are the Facts…

  • This is NOT A NEW TAX and is NOT A TAX INCREASE!

  • It is a RENEWAL of an existing 0.85 mill 5-year Permanent Improvement Levy.

  • This same tax has been providing needed funds for 60 years (since 1959).

  • The Geneva Area City Schools must maintain over 81 million dollars worth of buildings and grounds.

    NOTE: This will be the District's final opportunity to pass this RENEWAL LEVY.

    If the levy fails, a new levy will cost the taxpayers more since the 12.5 % exemption 

    will no longer be available (the exemption and other cost reducing factors are

    only available on the current renewal levy) 

    • A taxpayer will pay approximately $26.00 a year (about $2.17 a month) on a $100,000 valuation 
    • Keeping the school buildings in good condition and conducting preventative maintenance saves money and makes our community investment last longer.
    • With the reinstatement of full bus transportation for the 2019 - 2020 school year, the funds permit the district to purchase buses while maintaining a safe and efficient bus fleet for our students. 
    • This tax generates about $200,000 annually.
    • The money collected from this tax can only be used for equipment, buildings and grounds ...

      The funds can NOT BE USED FOR SALARIES or other compensation

In the past, this levy has provided for…

Tennis court repairs and other field upgrades and maintenance     

Security cameras for transportation and buildings

Equipment purchases (maintenance tractors, trailers and other items)

Bus purchases                                  

Plumbing repairs                                   

Energy efficient lighting updates

Parking lot maintenance                

Electrical upgrades                             

Painting and renovations           

In the next five years , the funds generated by this important levy will continue to fund improvements like the items listed above in our district.

  Don’t Forget to VOTE on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019

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