Clyde-Green Springs board discusses levy failure

CLYDE — Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education members met in special session to discuss district purchases and levy options with the failure of their levy in May.

After tabling the purchase of Chromebooks for students during the last board meeting, members listened as Technology Director Jordan Hasselbach explained the need and approved the purchase of 375 Chromebooks.

Superintendent Dennis Haft suggested several different types of levies possible and Treasurer Meghan Rohde produced the numbers for each. Members are undecided as to whether they should attempt another property tax or an income based levy.

The board determined to have a community meeting for residents to voice their opinion on the type of levy and to understand the need for its passage from administration and board members. 6 pm, July 9 in the Clyde High School cafeteria was set as the time and location.

Once the type of levy is decided, a resolution of necessity must be approved followed by a resolution of intent to place a levy on the November ballot. The deadline is August 2 to have paperwork completed.

Members discussed the purchase of turf for the playing field and the financial responsibility of the district and the athletic boosters. The board felt a meeting with Athletic Director Ryan Greenslade, the athletic boosters and board members may be helpful in determining the funding.

The board moved into executive session to discuss negotiations with the teachers’ association with no action to follow.

The next meeting of the Clyde-Green Springs Board of Education is to be 6 p.m. Monday.