Kettering voters to vote on school levy Nov. 8

KETTERING — Election Day is next week, and the races for governor and the U.S. Senate are in the spotlight.

However, there are plenty of local issues on the ballot in the Miami Valley. News Center 7′s John Bedell takes a look at the school levy on the ballot in Kettering.

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The proposed levy impacts people living in south Montgomery County within one of our largest school districts.

Kettering City Schools said they need to ask voters for an increase because of a budget shortfall they expect to see next year.

If it fails, it could mean cuts within the district. If it passes, it would mean an increase in property taxes for people living in Kettering.

For the owner of a $100,000 home in Kettering, passage would mean an extra $209.65 in property taxes every year compared to their current property tax bill.

According to data that News Center 7 got from the Montgomery County Auditor’s Office, Kettering had the second-highest rate of property taxation for schools in the county in the 2021 tax year.

Only people who live in the Oakwood City School District paid a higher rate of property tax for schools.