“Performance Accountability Report” spotlights district progress, use of resources since 2012 emergency levy approval

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Westerville City School District (WCSD) Superintendent Dr. John Kellogg today announced the release of a special “Performance Accountability Report,” prepared by school officials to help residents understand how financial resources have been used since voters approved a five-year emergency levy in 2012.

Kellogg said release of the report is important because the 2012 levy is set to expire at the end of 2017 and, in approximately two months, community members will determine if current funding levels should be maintained for the district.

“This past spring, once we announced that we would have a levy renewal on the November ballot, people began asking us how we’ve spent their tax dollars since the emergency levy was approved in 2012,” Kellogg said. “I believe this Performance Accountability Report answers that important question for our residents.”

The 24-page document is divided into sections featuring various aspects of district operations, such as academics, facilities and finances. A section called “Opportunities for Students” provides a high-level overview of the educational program now in place for children.

“We hope this document illustrates that we’ve managed our funds wisely while building a program that brings pride to our community,” Kellogg said. “We appreciate the ongoing support of our residents and believe the positive momentum we’ve achieved together in recent years can continue.”

The Performance Accountability Report is available on the district’s website at www.wcsoh.org. Visitors to the site can click the purple “Levy Renewal Information” button and access the downloadable document on the subsequent page.