UTICA — The North Fork Board of Education voted at its Monday meeting to put a renewal of the current income tax levy on the May 7 ballot.

North Fork schools benefit from a 1 percent income tax on all individuals and estates in the district, which expires Dec. 31, 2022. The BOE must get a certified copy of the resolution with the ballot question to the Board of Elections of Licking County by Feb. 6.

“This levy is necessary to provide North Fork Local School district the funds for staffing, instructional programs and general expenses,” said Farrah Cooperider, president of the North Fork Board of Education. “The passage of this levy will allow us to continue to grow and build on the great things we have accomplished thus far.”

Cooperider expressed confidence that the renewal will pass, saying that the community is supportive of its local schools.

The board also approved an agreement with Franklin Covey Client Sales, Inc.’s Leader in Me program. Students at Utica and Newton Elementary Schools will continue participating in the program which promotes responsibility, accountability, leadership and positive behaviors.


Katie Ellington: 740-397-5333 or katie@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @twitter.com/kt_ellington




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