To all Darke County
Folks who care about their schools
The following three tables consist of facts derived directly from
reports generated by school districts in Darke County as required by
the Ohio Board of Education, the Ohio Board of Education Annual School
evaluation report or the School Facilities Eligibility Ranking List.
The purpose of presenting these three tables is to give each eligible
voter an opportunity to look at relevant information about the schools
in Darke County. As you can see, Bradford School District is included
because it is physically in Darke County. The Ohio Board of Education
considers it to still be in Miami County and is still tracked as such.
A few items are either shown in a special font or shown with a green
highlight. The last table that includes the Greenville School District
is very worthy of examination and compared to the other school
districts in Darke County uniquely out of balance.
After reviewing these pieces of school information, it is hoped that
each voter just might have a question or two to ask your school board.
Darke County School Facts
ODOE 2009 – 2010 Report*
Darke County Schools Chart 1 - See Above
Darke County Schools Chart 2 - See Below
What amount (percentage of the construction costs) of support/state
funds are furnished for the seven/eight schools in Darke County.
Local Funding Share
Varying with the district’s assessed property valuation
per pupil, the district will pay a local share or percentage of the
total project cost. For most districts, the local share is the total
cost of the project multiplied by the eligibility ranking list
School districts must also raise the equivalent of one
half mill for each dollar of valuation for the maintenance of the new
or renovated facilities. The district may elect to satisfy its local
maintenance requirement by earmarking the proceeds of an existing
continuing permanent improvement tax. A district can also satisfy the
requirement by applying the proceeds of a property tax, an income tax,
or a combination of the two.
Darke County Schools Chart 3 - See Below