United BOE votes to place levy

HANOVERTON- The United Local school board Friday morning unanimously approved the second and final resolution to place a 3-mill continuous permanent improvement levy on the May Primary ballot. It will generate $376,700 annually, according to Schools Superintendent Steve Viscounte.

If the levy is approved by voters, the funds it generates will be used for repairs, renovations and maintenance of the K-12 campus, he said.

The district currently has a five-year, 3-mill permanent improvement levy first passed in 1984 that expires in November. It was certified at $167,300 in 2008. If the new levy passes in May, the board will likely let the old one expire, Viscounte said at the board’s meeting earlier this month. At that time, board members shared the belief that residents preferred repairs to the current campus rather than the new facility for which the voters rejected two attempts at a bond issue.

In other business the board hired Jim Reinsel as transportation supervisor/bus mechanic on administrative contract effective immediately. He served the past 16 years as a bus mechanic for the Marlington School District.