BG Schools hires finance expert to study construction funding options

In response to members of the community requesting the district consider funding sources other than property taxes for the new school project, the Bowling Green City Schools Board of Education has retained Rockmill Financial Consulting to analyze the legality, feasibility and impact of utilizing income taxes to finance the construction and renovation of its school buildings.

Rockmill Financial President David Conley is an expert in school taxation, with over 29 years of experience. He has worked with more than a 120 school districts in Ohio on various matters related to facility financing and taxation. He is undertaking a detailed analysis of the community’s existing tax base and taxpayer composition to develop an opinion on the use of income taxes to finance the new project.

A public meeting will be held to present Conley’s findings at Conneaut Elementary School on April 26, at 6:30 p.m.