Levy Facts

Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools Places Emergency Levy on May Ballot 


During the January 23 meeting, the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Board of Education voted unanimously to put a 7 year, $3,220,000 (4.9 mills) Emergency Operating Levy on the May 4, 2021 ballot. The passage of this emergency levy will provide a critical lifeline to help fund the district’s day-to-day operations, such as staffing, utilities, transportation, and supplies. The financial situation of Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Schools continues to be a critical issue facing our school district. Since 2018 the Board of Education has implemented 4 phases of reductions that total over $4.8 million and a reduction of over 11% of our staff. This has increased class sizes and has eliminated programs such as K-5 STEM, K-6 Art, high school busing, middle school foreign language and the elimination of 85 supplementals such as various coaching, and club advisor positions. These savings and reductions have allowed our district to stay solvent but continued reductions increase the likelihood of providing even fewer opportunities and/or increased class sizes for our students. 

If May 4 levy PASSES                         
WE WILL BRING BACK ...
-K-5 STEM program
-thirty-one (31) supplemental positions for clubs/activities/athletics
-two (2) librarian positions

AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO...
-let our budget guide our decision making
-seek other ways for cost savings
-be fiscally responsible 


If May 4 levy does NOT pass              
WE WILL
-reduce up to three (3) K-12 staff positions
-examine other open positions to see if they can also be absorbed.
-continue to be increasingly difficult to be able to fill open positions, making it challenging to keep class sizes down and/or continue all of the same course offerings for our students. 

AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO...
-let our budget guide our decision making
-seek other ways for cost savings
-be fiscally responsible 

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Thirty-one (31) supplemental positions for clubs/activities/athletics 

SB

Elementary Productions Advisors

BCI

Student Council, Grades 3-5

BCI

BCI Academic Team Advisor (Math Pentathlon)

BCI

Elementary Productions Advisor

BMS

Camp Kern Advisors

BMS

Newspaper

BMS

Board at School

BMS

Math Pentathlon

BMS

Play

BMS

Musical

BMS

Power of Pen

BMS

Student Council

BMS

National Honor Society

BHS

Academic Team Advisors

BHS

Class Advisor SR

BHS

Class Advisor FR

BHS

Class Advisor SO

BHS

Diversity Advisor

BHS

Eagle Excellence

BHS

Key Club Advisor

BHS

Tech/STEM Advisor

BHS

Model UN/Mock Trial

BHS

Newspaper Advisor

BHS

Productions Assistant/Site Mgr

BHS

Class Advisor JR

BHS

AFJROTC Color Guard

BHS

Jazz/Pep Band Director

BHS

HS Freshman Boys Basketball Coach

BHS

HS Freshman Girls Basketball Coach

BHS

HS Boys Reserve Lacrosse Coach

BHS

HS Girls Reserve Lacrosse Coach

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