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Negotiations Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Ottawa-Glandorf Board of Education (“Board”) met on October 2, 2018 for their regular monthly meeting.  At that meeting, the Board adopted and approved the most recent Five-Year Forecast, which outlines the revenue and expense trends for the district over the next five years.  The Board would like to thank the voters of the district for their support of the income tax levy in May, and while this levy allowed the Board to avoid massive cuts in staff and programs, the district will not collect any of the money from the new levy until April of 2019.  In addition, the district will not see a full collection until 18 months after the levy takes effect on January 1, 2019.  These two things, in conjunction with deficit spending project to be approximately $1.5 million continues to negatively impact the district financially. At our community levy meetings last spring the Board and Administration promised the taxpayers the district would live within its means if the district residents supported the new income tax. The Board and Administration fully plan to keep that promise.  

The Board will be posting the Five Year Forecast on the district website to allow the public to carefully review the financial status of the district.  

The Board’s goal for collective bargaining negotiations has always been to reach an agreement that helps to attract high quality teaching candidates, protects the fiscal health of the District by negotiating an agreement that is revenue neutral for the district, ensures that our teachers maintain high standards of professional conduct, and, most importantly, that takes the needs of our students into account. The Board is hopeful that the parties’ interests are aligned in this regard. Since we have received questions regarding the negotiations proposals, the Board will be publishing on the District’s website the Board’s last three (3) contract proposals, and the OGCTA’s response to the Board proposals from September 12, 2018.

OGCTA Neg - Bd Counter 7-18-18

OGCTA Neg - Bd Counter 8-21-18

OGCTA Neg - Bd Counter 9-19-18

OGCTA Ancillary Counter 9-12-18

OGCTA Counter proposal 9-12-18

Enrollment

2017-18

...
High
School
Ottawa
Elementary
Glandorf
Elementary
Titan
T.I.K.E.S.
Totals
P ... ... ... 70 70
K ... 56 59 ... 115
1
  50 56   106
2 ... 40 67 ... 107
3 ... 57 78 ... 135
4 ... 47 54 ... 101
5 ... 42 81 ... 123
6 ... 31 55 ... 86
7 ... 49 62 ... 111
8 ... 37 78 ... 115
9 118 ... ... ... 118
10 124 ... ... ... 124
11 116 ... ... ... 116
12 122 .. ... ... 122
Totals 480 409 590 70 1549

 

Numbers are based on opening day enrollment.

 

Number of Acts of Harassment, Intimidation and/or Bullying
that were Reported to School Officials from August 2017 to May 2018
Policy 5517.01
High School
Ottawa Elementary
Glandorf Elementary
 3 8

 

Financial Information

Financial Forecast - Listed below are reports regarding the financial forecast of the district.  Please feel free to contact our office at 419-523-5261 if you have questions regarding any of this information.
Forecast Update - October 2018
Expenditure Detail - October 2018
Expenditure Notes - October 2018
Revenue Detail - October 2018
Revenue Notes - October 2018

Forecast Update - August 2018

General Fund - June 2018

Forecast - May 2018
Notes - May 2018
Expenditure Detail - May 2018
Revenue Detail - May 2018

General Fund Balances
(before and after passage) - March 2018

Guide to Ohio's School District Income Tax - January 2018

Plan Submitted to Ohio Department of Education - December 2017

Forecast and Notes - October 2017
Expenditure Detail - October 2017

Revenue Detail - October 2017

Levy - Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to submit a question regarding the upcoming income tax levy.

Updated 5-3-2018, 8:15 a.m.

Social Security benefits would NOT be taxed.


Question:  Why did you choose a traditional tax versus an earned income tax?

Answer:  Ohio Revised Code does not allow tax levies with both bases.  Our original income tax is based on traditional income, so this one also had to be a traditional.

Read more: Levy - Frequently Asked Questions