Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce Endorses Both Xenia City Schools Issues
At their April 20th board meeting, the Xenia Area Chamber of Commerce (XACC) Board of Directors voted to endorse both of the upcoming Xenia City School issues on the May ballot. The first is a renewal of the Permanent Improvement (PI) levy and the second is a new bond issue to replace Warner Middle School.
The Xenia Area Chamber’s mission is to build a better Xenia, so that businesses can thrive, and the community can prosper. Chamber leaders believe there are many factors that contribute to the economic growth and quality of life in the Xenia area; and among these, the quality of our educational system is paramount.
The Permanent Improvement Levy (RENEWAL) generates approximately $450,000 annually and has been funding capital improvement projects across the district for more than two decades. Xenia Schools said the renewal will not raise taxes for voters.
The passing of the Warner Middle School Bond Issue will allow the Xenia City Schools to build a new middle school, replacing the 1962 building which is in serious need of new heating, plumbing, roofing, electrical, air conditioning and fire systems. The current building would be replaced with a new, modern one on the same property. Students would remain in the current facility until the new building is complete and the old building can be demolished.
Alan Liming, President/CEO of the Xenia Chamber stated, “The Chamber is very supportive of the public-school system and believes it is an important asset to the community that must be maintained at the highest level. In addition to keeping our kids safe, this will positively impact the education system with the construction of a new middle school. These improvements will help make our community more attractive to families and businesses looking to move into the area.”
To find out more about these levies and the Facilities Master Plan go to www.xeniaschools.org