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Amanda, Home Buyer in Dublin, OH

why is the Scioto Reserve neighborhood cut into 2 differnt school districts?

Asked by Amanda, Dublin, OH Thu Jan 14, 2010

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Scioto Reserve is divided into 4 sections. The school jurisdiction was set up before the subdivision was built. Make sure you ask your agent, what school district the property you are interested is in, if that is important to you.
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The story has it that there were two farmers that owned the majority of the land that Scioto Reserve is built on. The one farmer had more acreage in the Buckeye Valley school district and the other farmer had the majority of his acreage to the East toward Steitz Road which made the majority of his land in Olentangy school district. The school districts were established years ago, long before the subdivision was even thought of. To really make things crazy the way it is divided up is that the northwest and southeast section of Scioto Reserve is Buckeye Valley and the northeast and southwest are Olentangy. The new section that goes as far North as Hyatts Road is also Buckeye Valley. Please let me know if I can assist you any further.
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Short story; just happens to be where the school districts draw their line in the sand to best serve their community... with a dash of politics as they divide the RE tax revenues. To compare school districts try out http://www.schoolmatters.com. Here you can line up to three districts for a line by line comparison. Good Luck!
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School districts in Ohio were in place long before the neighborhood was developed.
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We used to live at the corner section of Home Rd and Sectioonline Rd in the 1970's and thought that home was in the Olentangy School District and our agent explained that it used to be but was changed to Budkeye Valley. The reason given was that school teachers working for Buckeye Valley had to live in that school district and since one or more teachers wanted to build homes on a newly developed Brust Drive, the Buckeye School boundary was extended to include Brust Drive. That information was confirmed by the family that lived on the corner of Sectionline and Home Rd. stating that when they bought their home it was in the Olentangy school district and was changed to Buckeye Valley to include Brust Drive.
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It has to do with the tax base and township boundaries. The School Board and the Townships get together and determine the best way to divide overlapping communities. That may be a little over simplified, but Buckeye Valley homes roughly have $1000 per year less taxes. While Olentangy Schools are more highly rated, you would have to compare the data by going to the ODE (Ohio Department of Education) website and look for the "school report card" that would give you the details. The choice between the 2 districts would depend on your education priorities. Which school district has the programs you consider to be the most important.
Web Reference: http://www.caroltoronto.com
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