The passage of this levy is vital to the fiscal health and our ability to protect and maintain your investments in our community’s school buildings and grounds. This levy was originally approved by the citizens of Piqua in 1994. The district has only sought those funds necessary to keep our school buildings in safe and good condition for our students. Piqua citizens graciously supported a decrease in mills in 1999 and again in 2004. In 2009 and 2014, the citizens of Piqua approved the same millage of 1.8 for the purpose of permanent improvements. Piqua City Schools seeks your support of the renewal of 1.8 mills and an additional 1.2 mills in order to properly maintain and upgrade our oldest facilities: Piqua High School (1980), PJHS (1999), Alexander Stadium (2001). It is with great appreciation to our community that we remain committed to being fiscally conservative and responsible with our tax dollars. Because of this commitment, we were able to save $865,034.38 by refinancing the Piqua Junior High School Bond Issue in order to pay it off early and eliminate 2.2 mills of school taxes. The elimination of 2.2 mills and the passage of this proposed levy will allow the Piqua City Schools to properly take care of our school buildings while still reducing taxes by 1 mill. For just 30¢ a day for a median valued home of $100,000.00, we will be able to complete much-needed work on these aging buildings to properly maintain them for our students for many years to come. Your support of this levy is invaluable to our ability to protect your initial investments in these schools. You have our continued commitment to spend your tax dollars wisely along with our best efforts to save money in all areas of operation while properly maintaining our facilities and grounds. Thank you for your support!