The Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities (which you may also know as the Achievement Center or Windfall School) is placing a 1.12 mill renewal levy on the November 5, 2019 ballot. This is NOT a new tax. Renewing the levy will continue to cost a homeowner about $2.71 per month on a $100,000 home.
What the Operating Levy Funds
The MCBDD is the source for funding in Medina County. We are the local agency responsible for providing and allocate funding for services to people with developmental disabilities supported in our county.
This levy ensures funding for vital services for people with developmental disabilities including:
- Early intervention
- Employment programs
- Residential support
- Community inclusive living
If this levy fails, all areas of service will be substantially reduced or cut.
Since this operating levy passed in 2010, we have seen:
- 147% increase in Early Intervention Services for young children (ages 0-3)
- 61% increase in the number of people we have helped find employment
- 54% increase in caseloads for Service and Support Administration (Case Management)
- 58% increase in number of service waivers for which we have funding responsibility
- 228% increase in assistive technology services
Over the past ten years, the MCBDD has leveraged levy funds to bring over $106 million of your federal taxpayer money back to services and programs in Medina County.
About 74% of our budget is generated by local taxes. The remainder of our revenue comes from State/Federal sources and local contracts.
This levy will continue to cost the owner of a hundred thousand dollar home $32.49 a year, or $2.71 a month. This is not a new tax and renewal will not cause an increase in tax.
The average yearly cost to provide services to an adult is $17,290. The annual services for a child in our School Age Program average $41,100.
MCBDD would be losing over 5.2 million dollars in local revenue, in which case we would need to review the current services we fund. All service areas would have to be substantially reduced or cut, other than those mandated by state and federal regulations.