The levy: Two? Or One?

The Columbus Board of Education is working to shape a tax-increase rquest for the November ballot. Proposals set forth so far suggest an increase of between 17 and 22 percent. At issue is whether the tax should support operations, facilities maintenance as part of the district’s Master Plan, or both.

The district is poised to start work rebuilding 18 schools, and the central question is whether voters will support two separate issues.

A decision will come later this month.