Over the years, Bexley has come together to create wonderful educational opportunities for our kids — and connections across our community at large.
On Nov. 5, I urge all residents to renew that commitment for the next generation by voting yes on Issue 6, the Bexley school levy.
This operating levy will allow the schools to maintain their record of excellence. The last operating levy was passed in 2010 and was supposed to last three years. Instead, Bexley schools have stretched those dollars for nine years.
During this stretch, our enrollment has climbed 19% and Franklin County voters in other communities have approved 19 operating levies. It is now time to reinvest in Bexley schools.
The levy is needed to keep up with expenses, including the salaries needed to retain and attract the high-quality teachers, counselors and other school employees who nurture Bexley kids. A yes vote also preserves key benefits of a Bexley education, including student-teacher ratios and many opportunities in the arts, sports, clubs, AP classes and foreign languages.
Voters can find out more about Issue 6 at BexleyExcellence.com. Please join me in voting yes on Nov. 5.
Ted Cahill, chairman, Committee for Bexley Excellence.