When the West Clermont Board of Education met Feb. 8, all members of the board voted to move 2.4 mills from the general fund to the permanent improvement fund. This move, according to board, will cost homeowners an additional $73.50 per year for a $100,000 home and could generate as much as $3.36 million in revenue for the district.
Before the board adopted a resolution to move the millage, it held a public hearing and invited the public to share comments about the move. Although there were many who spoke against the move, there were also several who understood the necessity of the increase.
Those in attendance were shown projections of how the increased revenue will be allocated and according to superintendent Gary Brooks, the money will benefit all of the buildings in the district.