Cleveland - The Cuyahoga Community College Board of Trustees voted today to place a 1.9-mill renewal levy with a 0.4-mill increase on the Nov. 5 ballot to sustain Tri-C’s vital educational and economic impact in Northeast Ohio.
The request asks Cuyahoga County property owners for an additional investment of $1.17 per month on a $100,000 home. Collection of the levy would begin in 2020 and run 10 years.
The proposed levy is necessary to keep higher education affordable and accessible for county residents — a critical need at a time when jobs increasingly demand a college degree or workforce credential.
“Education is a building block for success,” said Alex Johnson, president of the College. “This levy is essential for providing county residents the opportunity to benefit from the power and value of a Tri-C education.”
Tri-C currently offers the lowest tuition in Ohio while serving as the community’s leading provider of education. Thousands of students per year graduate with the skills required to launch careers with household-supporting wages.
Studies show the impact of investment in Cuyahoga Community College. For every dollar spent on education at Tri-C, the College provides $9.40 in economic benefit to Greater Cleveland and beyond.
“For more than 50 years, Tri-C has enriched the lives of hard-working members of our community,” said Andrew Randall, chair of the College’s Board of Trustees. “The results demonstrate how vital the College is to the success of the county and its residents.”
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