Arcadia seeks levy renewal


ARCADIA — The Arcadia school board on Thursday set in motion plans to place a renewal emergency levy on the May ballot.

A proposed 2.52-mill, three-year levy would generate $305,000 annually to fund general operations. Currently a 3-mill levy is on the books.

Also, three incumbents returned to their seats on the Arcadia school board during the board’s first session of the new year.

Sworn into office for another four-year term were Corey Boes, Ryan George and Eric Metcalfe.

Carol Metzger was selected by her peers to serve as board president for 2018, while George was named vice president.

Meetings will be held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Separately, the district has made accommodations to some parents concerned that younger students were seeing wall posters in the school announcing meetings of a support group for gay and lesbian students.

According to school officials, the posters have been relegated to the middle school/high school area.

In other business, the school board:

  • Accepted a $1,000 grant from the Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services.
  • Agreed to the 2018-19 College Credit Plus Program with Owens Community College, University of Northwestern Ohio and University of Findlay.

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