According to Stone, the levy will drain approximately 1 million dollars per year from Ashland County homeowners for the next five years and will account for for around 25-30% of the board's income.
The other 70-75% of the board's funds are obtained through federal and state taxation. Last year the board is said to have taken a total of 3.8 million dollars from taxpayers.
The local levy is a property tax, and is up for renewal. The original levy began in 2001. Stone said it will grab almost $29 per household costing $100,000.
According to Stone the finances that are seized will be used for local behavior health issues. This includes mental health and substance abuse. Half of the levy is channeled to Appleseed Community Health Center for their school liaison program. The liaison program seeks to help high risk students improve government school attendance, academics, and behavior.