Update on Busing & More

Benton-Carroll-Salem School District 9/10/19

News on Busing...

B-C-S Schools will restore school bus transportation IF the November 5th levy passes.

What does this mean?

-If the November 5th levy passes, school bus transportation will be restored to what it used to be in previous years (with minor modifications) effective on January 6, 2020, which is the first day back from Christmas Break.

-This means that we will again transport High School students.

-This means that we will again transport students who live within 2 miles of our schools.

-This means that the District will notify parents prior to January 6th of their child's bus number and pick up time.

To repeat, we will only be able to restore busing if the November 5th levy passes. If the November 5th levy passes, we will restore busing on January 6, 2020.

Due to the fact we will collect the taxes from the new levy beginning on January 1st, we would be able to make this service available at that time.

Other News...

IF the November 5th levy passes, the following programs will be restored on January 6, 2020

--Acorn Alley Childcare Program

--Adult use of facilities: Noon Swim, Indoor Track, Tennis Courts

--Fees for field trip and extra activity trips would be eliminated

Information about the November 5th Levy

- 3.9 mill property tax for 5 years, and subject to renewal.

- If passed, the property tax would cost an additional $136 per $100,000 of value for each parcel of property annually.

-If you have questions or want more information:

Call the Board Office at (419) 898-6210;

Email Superintendent Guy Parmigian at gparmigian@bcssd.com , or Treasurer Cajon Keeton at ckeeton@bcssd.com .

Or visit http://www.bcssd.com/ballot-issues

How to Vote...

-Voting for the levy is November 5.

-If you are not registered to vote, you must do so by October 7.

-You can vote early starting on October 8, 2019 at the Ottawa County Board of Elections office located at 8444 West SR 163 in Oak Harbor (just west of the Ottawa County Fairground). Voters can show up in person at their office at the following times:

Monday through Friday from October 8 through October 25 from 8--5. From Monday, October 28 through Friday, November 1 the Board of Elections is open from 8--7 for early voting. On Saturday, November 2 they are open from 8--4; on Sunday, November 3 they are open from 1--5; and on Monday, November 4 they are open from 8--2.