MVCTC Letter of Support, Kristy Geiger

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter to show my support for the Miami Valley Career Technology Center and its upcoming renewal levy on November 3, 2020. MVCTC is located in my hometown and I have seen the amount of growth and opportunities it has afforded those around me for many years. First, my friends that I went to high school with and now, as a parent, my own child.

My son is the kind of person that has to work very hard for what he wants, things to not come naturally to him. MVCTC has provided him with a passion for learning, and a  tangible goal to work toward. Not only is he receiving the best education possible, but he has received an opportunity to work and learn in his field in the real world. I feel more confident than ever that he is going to be prepared for the world when he graduates from high school.

 

This renewal levy will help to ensure that MVCTC continues to change the lives of many students the way it has changed my son’s life. It will ensure that the teachers have the equipment they need to prepare students for good jobs in healthcare, public safety, hospitality, information technology, and skilled trades. And, it will keep 40 career technical programs that prepare high school students from 27 school districts for jobs and college.

I feel that this renewal is worth the investment considering that it consists of 45% of all general fund revenue and 89% of all local revenue. Please vote YES on Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s 2.18 mills property tax renewal. Vote YES for innovation. Vote YES for career-based education. Vote YES to invest in our future economy. And lastly, vote YES to continue funding a school that has a proven track record of success.

Sincerely,

Kristy Geiger

MVCTC Letter of Support, Stan & Rosalie Bernard, Montgomery County

You’ve heard it from business, manufacturing (and TV personality Mike Rowe).  Skilled workers and technicians are needed in all aspects of our economy today.

The Miami Valley Career Technology Center offers 40 programs for high school and adult students that prepare them for jobs in health care, skilled trades, public safety, hospitality, and information technology.
 
MVCTCs 10 year levy is up for renewal — NO NEW TAXES.  It is crucial for 
 MVCTCs operation.
 
When you vote YES for Miami Valley’s  Career Technology Center, you pay no new taxes.  You gain a skilled workforce.  It’s a Win-Win for the Miami Valley!
 
Stan and Rosalie Bernard
Miamisburg, Ohio

MVCTC Letter of Support, Mrs. Karen Wellbaum, Miami County

To Whom It May Concern: 
 
As a retired MVCTC educator from the Miami Valley Career Technology Center I have seen first hand what vocational education can do for students, the community,  and most of all, the economy.  Vocational training keeps people working.
 
The MVCTC serves 27 school districts in five counties. There are 40 technical programs offered. Students leave highly trained to pursue their vocations or further their education at a university or community college. High school and Adult Education students can earn thousands of dollars in scholarships.
 
Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs has this to say in regards to Vocational Education:
 
“All vocational education teaches specific job skills, and all vocational education revolves around learning by doing, not learning by listening. Research, though a bit sparse, suggests that vocational education raises pay, reduces unemployment, and increases the rate of high- school completion.”
 
I urge you to support the MVCTC at the polls on November 3
 
Sincerely, 
Karen Wellbaum

MVCTC Letter of Support, Mr. Heath Florkey, Montgomery County

To the MVCTC Regional Area – 

I would like to write in support of the renewal levy for the Miami Valley Career Technology Center that will be on the general ballot for November 3. MVCTC is not only an educational pathway for over 5,000 high school students and over 4,000 adult students, but they are key in providing the Greater Dayton Area in providing skilled, ready-to-work employees in many different careers and trade services. This renewal levy will keep providing quality education and service the needs of this community in this critical stage of a person’s life. Most importantly, there will be a ZERO tax increase to homeowners in the MVCTC footprint. 

As a parent of a graduate and a current student of MVCTC, I have witnessed the hands-on attention and willingness of the teachers, administrators, and staff in providing a positive environment for learning for my own children. The programs provided by MVCTC provided my son a quick start to his college career in credits earned, saving him thousands of dollars in tuition fees and giving him a leg up in finishing his degree quicker than students who did not have this opportunity. Even in this current situation, my daughter has been provided resources and check-ins from teachers and staff, along with her in-person trade teacher to provide success in a non-judgement, solutions-based environment. 

I would like to ask our families in our footprint of MVCTC to vote YES for the renewal levy in November. 



Sincerely, 

Heath Florkey
Brookville, Ohio 

MVCTC Letter of Support, Mrs. April Hoying of Darke County

I am writing this letter in support of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s (MVCTC) Property Tax Renewal Levy.  This levy is vitally important for MVCTC’s operations – paying teachers, updating textbooks and technology, and keeping core programs up-to-date.  This levy provides many positives to the center and the surrounding communities, and is up for renewal every 10 years; it was last passed in 2011.  

The levy monies support the preparation of students for high-quality jobs in healthcare, public safety, hospitality, and skilled trades – many areas where we are in need of qualified applicants.  MVCTC provides students from 27 districts over 40 program options to choose from on-campus; they also operate 30 satellite programs in many of the districts they serve.  These programs provide preparations for future jobs, college, and general life skills for the students enrolled in them.  Additionally, MVCTC offers adult education programs in many of the same areas listed above.  This helps adults find and retain jobs in this area instead of moving away.

Although I have personally not been a student or an employee of MVCTC, I have had family members in both of those scenarios and I strongly feel that the preparation and learning that occurred and the value of education for teachers is strong. I have also served on the curriculum review committee as a content specialist and understand how the district works to ensure understanding, compliance, and most importantly application of Ohio’s standards and requirements – not only academically but in program-specific aspects as well.

Please strongly consider voting in favor of the Miami Valley Career Technology Center’s renewal levy on November 3.

April Hoying

Darke County ESC

Letter of Support from Mrs. Lona Bowman, Montgomery County

To the Reader: 

If you live in the Miami Valley, most likely you know someone who benefits from Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC): a high school graduate who studied healthcare, public safety, hospitality, information technology, or skilled trades; a student in one of MVCTC’s 30 satellite programs across 19 locations in the area; an adult education student who earned a credential; a business that depended on MVCTC to train workers. To keep MVCTC serving the people and businesses of the Miami Valley, vote YES on the renewal levy in the general election November 3.

This levy is a property tax renewal of 2.18 mills that comes up every 10 years. Because it’s a renewal levy, it involves no new taxes. This levy provides for 45% of all general fund revenue and 89% of all local revenue. The primary operating levy for MVCTC, it pays for current operating expenses like teachers, textbooks, and technology as well as improvements to school buildings and sites, including equipment and furnishings.

Please join me beginning October 6 in voting YES to support MVCTC. In today’s economy, MVCTC is worth investing in again.

Lona P. Bowman

MVCTC Letter of Support from Mr. Robert Fischer, Preble County

Dear Voter:

My Name is Robert (Bob) Fischer and I ask you to join me in supporting the upcoming MVCTC Levy RENEWAL on November 3rd!  As a parent of an MVCTC Senior and a School Leader that sends students to the MVCTC each day….this program is worth a YES vote for our students!

A YES vote on November 3rd you will do the following:

  • Allow teachers and to have equipment to prepare students for good jobs in healthcare, public safety, hospitality, information technology, and skilled trades.
  • Keep 40 career technical programs that prepare high school students from 27 school districts for jobs and college.
  • Keep and operate the 30 satellite programs at 19 locations throughout the Miami Valley, which serves over 3,600 students each year.
  • Keep adult education programs that prepare adults for healthcare and skilled trades jobs, train people for new, in-demand jobs, and help adults earn their high school diploma and industry certifications.
  • Provide quality training for businesses in our area to compete effectively. Helping retain and add jobs here. 

This renewal levy is the primary operating levy for MVCTC and it provides 45% of all general fund revenue and 89% of all local revenue. In order for MVCTC to continue providing educational opportunities to our students, this levy will need to be renewed every 10 years. 

Ballot Details - Property Tax - Renewal - 2.18 mills - 10 Years - Current operating expenses and improvement to school buildings and sites, including equipment and furnishings.  

As a reminder, this vote is for a renewal of the levy last passed in 2011.  THIS IS NOT NEW MONEY! 

I urge you to support this upcoming issue, not only for my daughter, but for countless students across the Miami Valley that attend this outstanding school!

In today’s economy, MVCTC is worth investing in again and again!!!

Thank you for your consideration and remember to vote YES!

Robert (Bob) Fischer

MVCTC Parent
MVCTC Supporter

 

Countdown to Election Day

Letters of Support Needed

How can you help our cause this week? Identify at least one alumni, current student, parent, or community leader in our district to write a Letter of Support.
These will be posted on social media, the levy webpage, and sent to the newspaper. Sample letters are available and we appreciate all support.

Please contact Eric Dolan at DolanmayL@yahoo.com or Beth Manor at Beth.Manor@gmail.com for details.

How much does this levy cost homeowners?

 The levy costs the homeowner $6.36 per month for $100,000 of property valuation. This homeowner cost does not include property tax reduction programs available through the Ohio Department of Taxation, such as the homestead exemption or 10% rollback program.

This is a renewal of the levy from 2011, there will be zero tax increase.

Ballot Issue number in each county

  • Darke County vote FOR the Tax Levy on Issue #10.
  • Miami County
  • Montgomery County vote FOR the Tax Levy on Issue #20.
  • Preble County vote FOR the Tax Levy on Issue #21.
  • Warren County vote FOR the Tax Levy on issue #22.

 

MVCTC LEVY FACTS

This levy funds MVCTC’s educational operations: the teachers, textbooks, technology, and core programs. It is needed for MVCTC to:

  • Have teachers and equipment to prepare students for good jobs in healthcare, public safety, hospitality, information technology, and skilled trades.
  • Keep 40 career technical programs that prepare high school students from 27 school districts for jobs and college.
  • Keep and operate the 30 satellite programs at 19 locations throughout the Miami Valley, which serves over 3,600 students each year.
  • Keep adult education programs that prepare adults for healthcare and skilled trades jobs, train people for new, in-demand jobs, and help adults earn their high school diploma and industry certifications.
  • Provide quality training for businesses in our area to compete effectively. Helping retain and add jobs here. 

This renewal levy is the primary operating levy for MVCTC.

The levy provides 45% of all general fund revenue and 89% of all local revenue. In order for MVCTC to continue providing educational opportunities to our students, this levy will need to be renewed every 10 years. 

Ballot Details - Property Tax - Renewal - 2.18 mills - 10 Years - Current operating expenses and improvement to school buildings and sites, including equipment and furnishings.  

This is a renewal of the levy passed in 2011. 

In today’s economy, MVCTC is worth investing in again.

 

ZERO TAX INCREASE

Please mark your calendar and remember to VOTE starting October 6, 2020!