Board of Education approves Resolution to Join Butler County Finance District

 some of the revenue from a county-wide levy estimated to generate $2.1 million for the district, be used to provide school resource officers for schools.
“Providing a safe and secure environment for our kids, staff members and community members is a top priority,” Smith said during the meeting. “As a parent there is nothing more important than sending your child off to school and knowing that they are safe. We know how important it is for our kids and our families.”
The board must next approve a resolution to pursue a 10-year, 1.5-mill levy as part of the CSFD. The levy would cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 about $52.50 per year. Only districts that join the CSFD can receive revenues generated from the county-wide tax issue. The amount each district receives is based on property valuations.
Fairfield City Schools is one of six Butler County school districts that initially expressed an interest in joining the CSFD. The finance district is run through the Butler County Educational Service Center, which is authorized to levy a county-wide tax exclusively for school safety, security, and mental health services because of an amendment to House Bill 226, which took effect March 30.
Fairfield schools is planning to do a security vulnerability assessment to determine additional security measures needed. The board will consider the resolution to pursue the levy at the July 12 meeting. That meeting is at 6:30 p.m. in the Catherine D. Milligan Community Room at Fairfield High School.