Schools: 

  1. Stark County School Financing School Safety and Security Levy Information:

The Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health has placed an issue on the August 7, 2018 special election ballot. Voters in the Northwest Local School District will have the opportunity to vote on this levy. The cost of the levy for a homeowner whose home is valued at $100,000 would be $52.15 per year. The Stark County School Financing District will distribute a semi-annual allocation to each participating school district based on the district's student enrollment. Each participating school district will determine how to spend the funds generated by this levy based on the safety, security and mental needs in their district. The district will receive approximately $400,000. If the safety and security levy passes on August 7, Northwest will use funds for the following: • Two SRO’s and a social worker approximately $200,000 • Safety hardware/software programs approximately $70,000 • Safety upgrades to all buildings approximately $130,000 This is the projection for the first year. Some monies left could be used for training and other personnel. Official Ballot Language Proposed Tax Levy Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health (Stark, Carroll, Columbia, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties) A majority affirmative vote is necessary for passage. An additional tax for the benefit of the Stark County School Financing District for School Safety and Security and Mental Health for the purpose of current expenses for school safety and security and mental health services, including training and employment of or contracting for services of safety personnel, mental health personnel, social workers, and counselors, at a rate not exceeding 1.49 mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to 14.9 cents for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a continuing period of time, commencing in 2018, first due in calendar year 2019.  From the Northwest web site: http://www.northwest.sparcc.org/

 

  1. Northwest School District First Day of School:

August 22, 2018 - First Graders through Twelfth Graders

August 22, 2018 - Kindergarten Phase In Day 1 - Boys Only

August 23, 2018 - Kindergarten Phase in Day 2 - Girls Only

August 24, 2018 - First day for all Kindergartners