Videos - May 2, 2023 Combination Levy
Informational Levy Presentation and Q&A
Forest Hills School District Superintendent Larry Hook and Treasurer Alana Cropper did a live presentation on the YouTube to provide factual information and answer questions about the upcoming levy. You can view the video by clicking here or below.
FHSD Levy Video Series
Forest Hills School District will be releasing brief, informative videos on topics related to the 6.9 mill combination levy that will be on the May 2, 2023 ballot. Superintendent Larry Hook and Treasurer Alana Cropper explain key aspects of the ballot issue to provide accurate information to the community.
WHAT IS THE COMBINATION LEVY?
Superintendent Hook breaks down the 6.9 mill combination levy and provides information on the two levies that make up the single ballot issue, how much it will cost homeowners in Forest Hills, what the funds will be used for and more. Click here or below to watch the video on Youtube.
FHSD'S COMMITMENT TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
In this video, Superintendent Hook and Treasurer Alana Cropper discuss the long history of fiscal responsibility in the district and touch on impending reductions that are being made regardless of the outcome of the May 2, 2023 combination levy. They also share statistics about FHSD's lower than average cost per pupil and above average school performance scores. Click here or below to watch on YouTube.
THE CURRENT FINANCIAL STATE OF FHSD
Treasurer Alana Cropper of Forest Hills School District discusses the current financial state of the district and breaks down the most recent five-year forecast. Inflationary cost increases to things like utilities, fuel, academic supplies and more are part of reason FHSD is currently experiencing deficit spending. Click here or below to watch on YouTube.
SCHOOL FUNDING IN OHIO AND H.B. 920
This video provides an information overview of school funding in Ohio, as it pertains to FHSD, and shares context on the implications of House Bill 920. Treasurer Alana Cropper discusses the legislation that was passed by Ohio lawmakers in 1976 and how it impacts school property taxes. Click here or below to watch on YouTube.
SUPERINTENDENT'S MESSAGE: EXCELLENT EDUCATION IN FHSD
Superintendent Larry Hook shares a message about nearing the end of the 2022-2023 school year, celebrating the excellent education being offered to students and reminding people about the upcoming combination levy in the May 2, 2023 Primary/Special Election. Click here or below to watch on YouTube.