In May 2018, the district will place a combined bond and operating levy on the ballot. The bond levy will support construction of the consolidated elementary building. The operating levy will help pay the ongoing costs of running our school system. Beachwood's last operating levy passed in 2005. Despite 13 years of strong fiscal stewardship, it was inevitable that the operating costs of our district would begin to exceed our revenues. Continued cuts in state funding to Beachwood as well as laws that require the district to increase its support for students who attend non-public schools have impacted this funding cycle. For more information about Beachwood's levy cycle, please see the link below.
To continue to provide the level of services and quality of academic, arts and extracurricular programming for which Beachwood is known, we will ask for this community's support of a combined bond and operating levy in May 2018.