Sycamore Community Schools

September 2019

Conceptual Designs Released

The district has released conceptual designs but the exact details of the renovations and new buildings have not been decided. If the $127.5 million bond issue is approved in November, the district will engage staff, families, and the community in the design process.

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Cost to Taxpayers

The district will responsibly phase-in the millage increase as previous bonds (Montgomery 1998 and Maple Dale 2010) are retired. The 4.0-millage request is effectively a 2.4-mil increase from what is currently being paid. Once fully funded, this will result in an $84 annual increase per $100,000 of property value. The total millage will never exceed 4.4 mills.

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Impact on Property Tax Rates

Sycamore Community Schools currently is ranked 19 out of 25 local school districts for lowest property tax rates. If the bond issue is approved in November, Sycamore will still be 20th if no other districts pass levy issues.
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Sycamore Schools Named #10 Best School District in Ohio

Sycamore Community Schools has been recognized as one of the best public school districts in the state of Ohio. Data analysis website Niche released its list of the top school districts in Ohio for the 2019-2020 school year. They named Sycamore Schools as the #5 district in the Cincinnati area and #10 in the state of Ohio. Click here to learn more.

September Is #SpeakUpAves Month

Sycamore Community Schools has made mental health, fighting its stigma, and advocating for its awareness, a priority among all buildings and within all grade levels. For the entire month of September, we will be engaging students, staff, and families in important conversations through our #speakupAVES campaign.

Unfortunately, mental health issues are a drastically rising problem among adolescents. According to research performed by the Child Mind Institute, one in five teens and adults suffer from mental illness and 20% of children ages 13-18 live with a mental disorder. It impacts people of all ages, demographics, and income levels. That is why Sycamore is committed to caring for the whole child and providing support for students, families, and staff.

#speakupAVES Month is focused on raising awareness and will culminate with Sycamore High School’s participation in the 1N5 Warrior Run on October 5. As a part of the high school challenge, every dollar raised by the team will be reinvested back into Sycamore High School for mental health, mindfulness, and suicide prevention programming. Click here to sponsor the “Sycamore sAVES” team and select “donate.” You can also join the team by registering to be a part of the race by clicking here and select “join the team.”

Learn more about #speakupAVES month.

Opportunity for Kindness

There is currently an opportunity for kindness through Sycamore Bridges.

A lifelong Aviator family is facing tremendous hardship due to a Stage 4 cancer diagnosis. They have fallen behind on paying bills because of overwhelming medical expenses. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated. They are also seeking a king-size adjustable bed to offer comfort during this very difficult time. If you have a bed available, Sycamore Bridges will make pick-up and delivery arrangements.

Click here to help.

The district launched Sycamore Bridges in May 2019 to help bridge the gap between students and families in need and local advocates and donors. Counselors, teachers, administrators, and clergy who learn about needs can post them on the Sycamore Bridges website. Requests can be for anything from financial assistance to clothing, food, and furniture needs. Those who want to help can sign up to fill the needs. It's all anonymous and helping is as simple as clicking a button.

Free and Reduced Meal Deadline Approaching

The date for the roll-over cut off for free and reduced-price meals benefits is quickly approaching. On September 25th, if you have not filled out a new free and reduced-price meal application your student(s) will lose their benefits. Apply online today: or fill out a paper application and turn it into the Sycamore Child Nutrition Office - 5959 Hagewa Drive, Cincinnati. OH 45242. Contact the Child Nutrition Office with questions - (513) 686-1796.

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