Zane Trace Local Schools
Home of the Pioneers
The mission of the Zane Trace Local School District is to empower all learners with 21st Century skills through a rigorous, engaging curriculum in a safe environment that will prepare them to be college and/or career ready.
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Our ZT KIDS Need Your Help!
Serving nearly 1500 students, Zane Trace Local School District is going to the ballot on November 4th in its attempt to pass a five year .75% earned income tax levy. Since 2010, two-thirds of all Ohio public school districts have had to rely on the passage of school levies to operate. Zane Trace has seen property values decline and state funding decrease over the past few years. The district has lost over $2.2 million in revenue. Ohio’s biennium budget cut $1.8 billion from education. If your expenses are going up and revenue does not keep pace with inflation, then you have to look for funds somewhere.
Facing state and federal funding cuts, Zane Trace Local School District has already reduced spending by $3 million over the past eight years. Those reductions include the elimination of 8 teaching positions, 15 classified positions, 19 extra-curricular positions, the shifting of contracted services to in-house employees, and converting to dual bus routes. Those staffing reductions go directly to the quality of education children receive. The district eliminated Kindergarten Intervention, Gifted programs, High School Librarian, reduced high school offerings, limited the expansion of technology, and increased participation fees for athletics.
Schools are facing a “perfect storm” of costly technology upgrades linked to state-mandated online testing, remediation and retention, new teacher evaluations, new administrative evaluations, new reporting methods under a new report card, increased cost of daily operations, increased health care contributions, and other education overhauls aimed at raising the bar for Ohio’s kids. By making reductions of over $3 million over the past eight years, the district has not had to ask voters to help until now. With the approval of the .75% earned income tax levy, it would generate $1,267,685.00 annually for the district. On a $50,000 earned income per year it would equate to $1.05 per day contribution. Zane Trace has elected to take a proactive approach in resolving the district’s financial burden. When the levy passes, we will be able to provide more opportunities for our kids to flourish, which they deserve, and give our community the ability to maintain our tradition of excellence. If you are interested in volunteering or assisting the district in ensuring our student’s success for the future please contact the district office at 740-775-1355.