Ballot Issue March 2024

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Ballot Issue Information - March 19, 2024


  • Since 2013, our school district has grown by 17% or 862 students. To put this in perspective, Northwood Local School District in Wood County served 876 students in FY22, according to the Ohio Department of Education and Workforce.
  • We have well-maintained facilities, but they are not large enough to keep up with population growth, and older classrooms need to be updated.
  • The average age of our four elementary schools is 54.25 years, and we take immense pride in the exceptional care we provide these schools.
  • Public schools cannot turn students away. We must serve each and every student whether or not there is space to do so.
  • Lower Cost, Higher Performance – Perrysburg Schools’ Expenditure Per Pupil in FY ’23 was $1,001.29 BELOW the State Average. Perrysburg Schools achieved a Performance Index (PI) score of 102.7 (94%) on the 2023 State Report Card, which is the 35th Best in the State of Ohio out of 607 districts – Top 6% in the State in Student Performance.


  • The ballot issue would construct a new 800 student elementary school located in the southwest area of the school district, near Perrysburg High School and Hull Prairie Intermediate School and expand and renovate Ft. Meigs, Toth & Woodland Elementary Schools.
  • In 2026, the total net increase to taxpayers after phase-in = $4.82/month per $100K in home value.
  • Frank Elementary School would continue to serve as an elementary school until the three existing elementary facilities are expanded and the new elementary opens. At that time, Perrysburg Preschool, which is currently located in leased space at Maumee’s Union Elementary and serves more than 200 students, will be relocated to Frank. In addition, Frank would be utilized for much-needed specialized spaces.
  • After all facilities are complete, the school district will reconfigure its elementary boundaries to distribute students more evenly across the four elementary schools. Care will be taken throughout this process – especially with students living in the Frank attendance area – to be as minimally disruptive as possible for students and families.


  • Perrysburg Schools already has 12 trailers, and the school district would need to purchase 40 additional trailers between now and 2040 if facilities are not expanded. There are many concerns with trailers as learning spaces, from safety to operational considerations.
  • Adding trailers has a monetary impact. Dollars for educational programming (teachers, support staff members) would be redirected to trailers.


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