Columbus City Schools Propose Issue 57 on the Fall Ballot

Issue 57 is the Columbus City Schools’ proposed ballot issue for 6.92 mills to support the district with additional staffing, make deferred repairs, and set up an ongoing schedule of maintenance, repair and replacement to prevent future backlogs. Details about Issue 57 can be found here in our latest nonpartisan guide: CCS Proposed Ballot Issue 57 Guide – 4-pager – FINAL – 090116

The district’s report card is available on the ODE website, including a downloadable printed version:


Columbus City Schools place 6.92-mill levy ballot issue

On November 8, 2016, voters will see a Columbus City Schools ballot issue for 6.92 mills to support additional staffing, address deferred maintenance needs, and provide ongoing repair and replacement needs. Details about this three-part ballot issue can be found here in our latest fact sheet: CCS Proposed Ballot Issue Fact Sheet, FINAL – 2-pager – 081516



Columbus School Board Considers Four Levy Millage Options – Will Decide by July 21

This latest fact sheet outlines the four levy millage options that the Columbus School Board voted to accept at its June 30 meeting – two options without a facility bond issue and two options with a facility bond issue. The district is seeking public comment on these options before their meeting on July 21 to finalize the November 8 ballot issue. To voice your opinion, email the district at

Read the fact sheet here: CCS – Four Levy Millage Options Fact Sheet – 070616

Updated CCS Facilities Master Plan Fact Sheet

The Columbus City schools’ Facilities Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee presented its final recommendations in June. The Columbus Board of Education is expected to approve this update to the Facilities Master Plan at a special meeting on June 30. Read more about this update and how the plan might integrate with the Levy Millage Committee’s recommendations here: Updated Columbus City Schools Facilities Master Plan Fact Sheet – Final, 062316

Columbus City Schools Develop a Facilities Master Plan: A Nonpartisan Fact Sheet

The Columbus City Schools’ Facility Master Plan Ad Hoc Committee is reviewing nearly 100 different options for a district-wide modernization plan. The second round of public meetings will be held on May 23 and 24. Read more here: Columbus City Schools Facilities Master Plan Fact Sheet – Final, 050516

A Nonpartisan Guide to Issue 75: Columbus City Schools’ 2008 Combined Levy and Bond Issue

This nonpartisan guide contains the most up-to-date information about the Columbus City Schools’ November 2008 nine-mill operating levy and bond issue. The guide includes specific information about the cost and purpose of the ballot issue, new performance data from the state report card and details about the district’s accountability pledge.
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A Nonpartisan Guide to the Columbus City Schools’ 2008 Levy and Bond Issue

Columbus City Schools plans to put a joint bond issue and 7.85-mill operating levy on the November 2008 ballot. This guide provides information on what the ballot issue would cost and what it would pay for, as well as a look at the district’s budget forecast, ongoing facilities program and recent trends in enrollment and academics.

ALSO AVAILABLE HERE: the Board of Education’s August 19 resolution to accelerate academic achievement with resources from the levy and bond issue.

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Community Guide to The Columbus Public Schools’ Building a Legacy of Achievement

As the result of Columbus’s 2002 facilities bond issue, more than 17,000 students will attend nearly 40 modernized Columbus school buildings by 2009. This report details the district’s facilities rebuilding and renovation plan, including the formation of a volunteer community board to provide project oversight.

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