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Anthony Wayne

Local Schools


Fall 2022 Levy Renewal

Anthony Wayne Local Schools Renewal Levy

The Anthony Wayne Local Schools Board of Education voted to place a Renewal $3 million Emergency Operating Levy on the November 8, 2022 ballot.

This is not a new tax, it is a renewal of an existing levy that was first passed in 2003. This funding was renewed by voters for five years in 2008, and ten years in 2012. These funds are set to expire December 31, 2023. 

If the November ballot issue is passed by voters, the levy will continue through for an additional 10 years and expire 2033.

The levy generates $3 million annually for Anthony Wayne Local Schools. The funds are used to fund the day-to-day operations of our schools including, but not limited to: student learning, classroom materials, transportation, utilities, building maintenance and staff salaries and benefits.

Year Requested

Levy Assessed


Funds Generated


January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2008

New 5-Year Levy

$3 million


January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2013

5-Year Renewal

$3 million


January 1, 2014 - 

December 31, 2023

10-Year Renewal

$3 million


January 1, 2024 - 

December 31, 2033*


10-Year Renewal

$3 million

*if approved by voters

Frequently Asked Questions

If Anthony Wayne voters approve this levy, how will the funds be used?

An operating levy is used to support the education of our students by providing Anthony Wayne Local Schools with funding for day-to-day expenses like staff salaries and benefits, transportation expenses, classroom materials, utilities and building maintenance. 

Why is it called an Emergency Operating Levy?

The word “emergency” might mislead some to believe the District is in a financial crisis. However, the term Emergency Levy is used to describe a property tax that serves as a limited operating levy (maximum of 10 years) proposed for a specific dollar amount. In this case, the levy generates $3 million for Anthony Wayne Local Schools.

More about the types of levies a school district may request is available in the document Understanding School Levies from the Ohio School Boards Association.

Will my taxes increase?

No. This is a renewal levy. 

How does new home construction impact this levy?

New homes increase District valuation, which actually decreases the millage assessed because the total dollar value of the levy does not change.

How does new home construction impact this levy?

New homes increase District valuation, which actually decreases the millage assessed because the total dollar value of the levy does not change.

Levy Amount

District Valuation

Millage Assessed

Original Levy

$3 million


4.85 mills

Proposed Levy

$3 million


2.28 mills

Why did the millage change?

As the dollar amount of taxes generated by an emergency levy must stay constant, the millage rate increases or decreases as property values change. Property values in the Anthony Wayne Local School District have increased since 2003, therefore the millage rate must change to reflect the total $3 million that the District may collect from this levy annually.

How is the millage calculated?

A mill is one thousandth of a dollar, or one tenth of one cent. The millage rate is the number of dollars or tax assessed for each $1,000 of property value.

The cost for property owners for this levy is estimated as follows:

Appraised Value

Taxable Value

Yearly Cost

Annual Cost

less rollback*

Monthly Cost


























*Note: the calculation above includes the “rollback” credit of 12.5% given to residential property owners on the total gross tax amount due.

How do I determine my taxable value?

The Lucas County Auditor’s website provides key information regarding your home values and other information for property owners. This information may be found by entering your name and address on the auditor’s website.

When and where do I vote?

The general election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. You can find your voting location on the Lucas County Board of Elections website.

Other important election dates

Military & Overseas Absentee Voting

Begins September 23, 2022

Voter Registration Deadline

October 11, 2022

Absentee Voting

Begins October 12, 2022


Anthony Wayne Local Schools
6595 Bucher Road
Whitehouse, OH 43571


Dr. Jim Fritz

Kerri Johnson

Ray Greene
Assistant Treasurer

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