Weathersfield school board places bond issue, levy on ballot
MINERAL RIDGE — The Weathersfield Board of Education has placed an 8.4-mill bond issue and a 1.6-mill tax levy on the Nov. 3 ballot.
The bond issue and levy are intended to provide the district’s 40 percent share of a $19 million-plus Ohio School Facilities Commission project to raze most of the middle school on state Route 46 and add onto Seaborn Elementary to turn it into a K-8 building.
The 8.4-mill bond issue would raise $8.4 million through the sale of bonds for the district’s share of the project, and the state would pay $10.6 million of the construction costs.
The 1.6-mill levy to raise $131,739 annually would pay for maintenance of the facility and to purchase new computers and technology hardware.
Voters turned down the bond issue and levy in the May primary.
The board also hired Peter A. Santore as principal of Mineral Ridge Middle School effective last Thursday. He will replace William Koppel, who retired.
Santore will make $55,000 for the 2009-10 school year, pro-rated from Aug. 1, 2009, to July 31, 2011, and $56,100, a 2 percent increase for the 2010-11 school year.
Santore had been middle school principal at Eagle Heights Academy in Youngstown.