Guernsey to lead Fostoria school board

FOSTORIA — Thomas Guernsey was elected as Fostoria school board president and Anthony Thompson was named vice president for 2017 during the board’s organizational meeting Tuesday.
This will be Guernsey’s fifth time serving as board president in his 10 years of service. He also served as vice president for one year.
Thompson is serving his third term as vice president in his seven years of service. He has served one term as president.
Separately, Treasurer Sue Lehmann said Hancock County had a “substantial” re-evaluation of property values, which changed many Fostoria residents’ taxes.
Because voters passed the renewal of the school emergency levy in November, Lehmann said at least one resident called wondering why there was an increase in their tax bill, thinking it was due to the renewal levy.
“We’re not getting more money,” she said, explaining that any tax hike is a result of the reappraisal.
She advised that re-evaluations take place every six years, and Seneca and Wood counties are completing their re-evaluations in 2017, payable in 2018.


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