October 2, 2014

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Election 2009: Renewal would raise nearly $1M for Avon Schools

AVON — It may only be a renewal, but Avon officials aren’t taking anything for granted.

Kent Zeman, treasurer for the Avon School District, said he has spoken at PTA and booster club events in the district to drum up support for Issue 25, which is a renewal of an operating levy that in combination have been approved by voters since the late 1980s and early 1990s.

“The community needs to know we appreciate that support and don’t take it for granted,” Zeman said.

Zeman and other supporters who are campaigning for its passage stress that the school, which earned the coveted “Excellent with Distinction’’ rating from the Ohio Department of Education, needs the funds to continue what already is in place.

What it won’t do, they say, is increase taxes.

“People in Avon have always valued education,” Zeman said. “I hope that we’ve shown that we’ve been good stewards of their funds. Because the money is theirs, not ours.”

Contact Melissa Hebert at 329-7129 or mhebert@chroniclet.com.