Call to Action
CONTACT THE OHIO SENATE NOW ON TPP!
We need your help to maintain the financial stability of the Solon Schools.
Here’s what you can do:
- Call, write or email all 33 members of the Ohio Senate.
- If you cannot reach all 33, please be sure to contact our own state senator Matt Dolan.
- Tell them how important it is to you and our community that the state continue TPP funding for to schools for the loss of the tangible personal property taxes.
- For Solon, the loss of funding through the accelerated TPP phase out will be devastating. If no change in law occurs during the current biennial budget session, the Solon Schools will lose $3.5 million in annual state funding on July 1 and a total of $8.3 million a year at the end of the phase out. In real terms, that is a loss of $1,800 per student.
- Sample letters and easy contact information for each Ohio senator follows and is posted in the blue Announcements box on our district home page at www.solonschools.org. Please be sure to include your name and contact information. Personalize the letter and email or mail to the senators.
- Mail postcards to senators. Pre-printed postcards are available at the Board of Education.
With $8.3 million in annual revenue from the State of Ohio at risk, the Solon Schools are advocating in Columbus to change state law and reverse the phase out of Tangible Personal Property tax funding.
The Solon Board of Education is meeting with Solon City Council March 6 to discuss funding issues in the Governor’s budget that will negatively impact the Solon Schools and the city. The meeting is at Solon City Hall at 7:30 p.m.
A record 11 members of the Solon High School class of 2017 are among 3,000 students nationwide named as candidates for the prestigious honor of U.S. Presidential Scholar. The Solon seniors nominated as potential U.S. Presidential Scholars are: Dylan Caine, Karen Dong, Kenia Hale, Sarah Hong, Timothy Jin, Annie Liu, Jesutomi Odukoya, Zachary Stanik, Vishal Sundaram, Jonathan Wang and Michael Zhan.
Solon's Music in Motion is hosting its annual show choir showcase March 4. The sixth annual Solon Show Choir Invitational will give you the healthy dose of singing and dancing you are seeking! This day-long event on March 4 at Solon High School features 12 student show choir groups. The daytime competition begins at 9:30 a.m. and the evening competition will start at 7 p.m. Solon’s Music In Motion performs at 10 p.m. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $10 for the morning and evening session. See both for $16!