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Know the Facts - Lorain County JVS November 5 Ballot Issue

Residents in the Lorain County JVS District will vote on a ballot issue this November 5:

  • A 0.66 permanent improvement (PI) levy (for a ten year period) that will fund safety, technology and building upgrades to the district’s facilities.

Additional funding from this levy would allow us to:

  • Make needed upgrades to the building so it can accommodate advanced technologies used to prepare students for high-demand jobs
  • Ensure there is enough functional classroom space to be able to continue to provide training to the nearly 1,300 students enrolled at the school, who come from every part of Lorain County
  • Add pipes and water access needed to install sprinkler systems for fire suppression
  • Reinforce the structure of the building, which is more than 50 years old
  • Add safety systems to prevent unauthorized intrusions during the school day
  • Install climate systems and air handlers so the labs can continue to be safely used for training students
  • Without additional funding, the JVS will have to continue to divert funds from the classroom and training to make essential repairs to the building to best ensure its function and safety

The deadline to register to vote is October 7, 2019. Go to: myohiovote.com to register or change your address.

Early voting starts October 8th. All registered voters have the option to vote early. 

 

Answers to most frequently asked questions about the November 5th Levy

Q. What is on the November 5 ballot for Lorain County JVS?
A.Lorain County JVS is on the November 5th ballot for an important issue – a 0.66 mill Permanent Improvement levy for a 10 year period. It will fund upgrades to the building, add pipes and water access to install sprinkler systems, reinforce the 50-plus year old structure of the building, add safety systems and update climate systems.

Q. How has Lorain County JVS trimmed costs?
A.Lorain County JVS knows how to live within its means. It has maintained a reasonable operation on an efficient budget and hasn’t passed a levy for new tax dollars since 1985.

Q. What do we get if the permanent improvement levy passes?
A. The levy will fund needed upgrades to the building so it can accommodate advanced technologies used to prepare students for high demand jobs. It will also ensure there is enough classroom space to be able to continue to provide training to the nearly 1,300 students enrolled at the school. Additionally, modern safety systems to prevent unauthorized intrusions into the school will be added, as will updated climate systems and air handlers so labs can continue to be safely used for training students.

Q. What will happen if this levy does not pass?
A. Without additional funding, Lorain County JVS will have to continue to divert funds from the classroom and training to make essential repairs to the building to make it as functional and safe as possible. The current budget cannot accommodate the comprehensive facility upgrades that need to be made.

Q. What kind of benefit does Lorain County JVS offer my community?
A. The programs at Lorain County JVS help keep the local economy strong and prepare students for good jobs. It is a well known and highly respected institution that offers many specialized programs where high school and adult learners are gaining the technical skills, knowledge and training necessary to be successful in high demand careers.

Q. How much will it cost?
A. The additional cost to property owners would be about $2 per month for each $100,000 of property value.

Q. Can I vote before Election Day even in November?
A. Yes. There are several ways to vote early in this election. Anyone who is registered to vote in Ohio can cast their vote early at the Board of Elections Office at 1985 North Ridge Road East, Lorain, OH 44055. Early voting starts October 8, 2019 and the hours are poster on the board of election website: www.loraincountyelections.com Early votes can also be cast by mail through the absentee ballot/early voting ballot application. Turn learn more and to initiate your ballot request, visit to https://www.sos.state.oh.us/elections/voters/absentee-voting/#byMail. The mailing of ballots takes time. We recommend that you plan ahead and allow for a few week’s time so that you can receive and return your ballot ahead of the election.

Q. How do I register to vote?
A. Go to https://olvr.sos.state.oh.us/ to register to vote. The deadline to register is October 7, 2019. Remember that certain changes of information can trigger an update to your voter registration.  So, if you have had a name or address change, for example, you will want to update your information.

Q. Where do I vote?
A. To find your voting location, go to https://www.loraincountyelections.com/find-polling-location