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Unofficial results show Gahanna-Jefferson school levy passing by two votes


Unofficial results show a levy for Gahanna-Jefferson schools passing by two votes: 14,097 to 14,095. The outcome could be affected by outstanding absentee and provisional ballots, and it could end up close enough to trigger a recount.

The 10.69-mill issue had three parts and was voted on as one package. The levy would allow for renovations at middle and elementary schools and provide funding to build a new high school.

Cleveland schools tax increase, Issue 68, passing with more than 60% of the vote, with most votes in |

The measure was passing by 61% to 39% on Election Day, according to unofficial results. That includes about 99% of in-person voting, with absentee and early in-person voting partially counted. Vote numbers come to 73,287 to 46,421.

The measure is forecasted to raise about $87 million per year for the district. About $66.5 million is from the renewal, with about $20.6 mill from the increase.


Gahanna-Jefferson schools levy, bond issue too close to call

Columbus Dispatch |

Just two votes out of more than 28,000 tallied in Tuesday’s election were tipping the scales in favor of Issue 22, with 14,097 of voters supporting it and 14,095 against it, according to unofficial results the Franklin County Board of Elections posted on its website at about 5 a.m. Wednesday.

Issue 22 is a three-part package that includes two tax levies and a bond issue to fund the construction of a new high school.

Ohio school levy issues on the ballot Nov 2020

(Updated Wednesday, November 4th, 2020)

Tuesday’s 113 school-related issues are fewer than all but one November election dating back to 2003. In 2015 there were 109 school issues across Ohio, according to public election data compiled by the Ohio Education Policy Institute. 

As of Wednesday morning, it appears that approximately 67% of the 113 school issues in Ohio have passed according to tabulations from OSBA and Support Ohio Schools. For the most part, the issues are renewals of existing levies, rather than requests for new funding.

In Southwest Ohio, seven districts are on the ballot. Unofficial results below are from OSBA and Support Ohio Schools.


High-Stakes Day for Cleveland: District CEO Warns of Drastic Cuts If $23M Tax Hike Fails

The 74 Million |

Voter approval would add $23 million a year to the district’s budget to cover normal cost increases and continued computer and internet access for students.

But because of a risk CEO Eric Gordon and the school board took this summer, when they combined the increase with the needed renewal of an existing tax, a loss could cost the district $67 million a year.

That would slash 12 percent of the operating budget and could force drastic cuts, such as closing 25 of the district’s 100 schools, according to a contingency plan filed with the state. Sports and arts programs could be axed, along with administrators at schools and the central office.

There are nine Mason school tax levy rollbacks on the ballot. Here’s what they would do

Cincinnati Enquirer |

If approved by voters on Tuesday, levies approved in 1968, 1969, 1977, 1978, 1988, 1996, 2001, 2005, and last April’s 9.96-mill levy would each be reduced by 0.01 mill.

Passage of all nine issues would decrease the district’s revenue by $76,827 annually and reduce taxes by $1.26 on a home valued at $100,000, said Shaun Bevan, district treasurer.

Voting against the nine issues would preserve the money and prevent any group from trying to reduce millage on any levy for the next five years as Ohio law only allows one tax reduction challenge to any levy every five years.

Each issue was put on the ballot by the group Mason for Kids. The move was a preemptive one after members of the Committee to Preserve Mason shared a plan last year to use the law to reduce the 9.96-mill phased-in levy the district had put on the ballot if voters approved it.

Cleveland teacher’s union president files elections commissions complaint against anti-levy group |

The Cleveland teachers’ union president filed a complaint with elections officials that said a mysterious group with support from at least one local real estate developer listed a false address on mailers to discourage voters against a property tax renewal and increase to benefit the city’s public school system.

The group in question aims to sink Issue 68, which would renew a property tax levy that accounts for 12% of Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s budget and add 5 mills to cover expenses. 

Winton Woods School District seeking more resources for operating costs in levy


Winton Woods leaders say the school district needs money to ramp up its operation to fit the population and new buildings. No building or construction is a part of this levy.

“So the levy is for salaries, it’s for textbooks, it’s for Chromebooks, it’s for the infrastructure, it’s for paying the utilities, those kinds of things that help run the school and run the organization,” said Anthony Smith, superintendent.

Franklin City Schools looks to replace old, ‘inefficient’ buildings with new ones in 2020 bond issue


Families in Franklin will vote in November on whether the current high school will be renovated and turned into the middle school and four more new buildings will be built to accommodate the other grades.

Superintendent Mike Sander says some of the buildings are 100 years old and the “newest” was built in the 60s.

They say inefficient and outdated systems are costing taxpayers. “We have over $2 million in roofing needs right now,” said Sander. But the repairs and new construction won’t come cheap.

The state is going to fund 57 percent of the project. Local taxpayers will have to make up the other 43 percent. That’s about $173 a year in property tax for a $100,000 home.

Dayton Area schools seek new, renewed taxes, and bond issues

Dayton Daily News |

Bellbrook, Troy and Preble Shawnee schools are asking voters for tax increases this election cycle, while the Beavercreek district is pushing for a no-increase substitute levy that makes up a large chunk of its budget.

Renewal levies are on the ballot for Northmont, West Carrollton, Miami Valley CTC, Milton-Union, New Lebanon, and Greeneview. 

Fairborn, Xenia and Franklin school officials are asking voters to approve 37-year tax investments this election cycle to replace aging school buildings and leverage future state funds.

Mason: Issues on ballot related to levies going back to 1968


Mason City Schools highlights 9 ballot issues (13-21) for voters in their area related to levies that were previously approved by Mason City Schools’ voters (going all the way back to 1968). 

Each issue proposes to reduce district revenue by 0.01 mills. These issues were not placed on the ballot by Mason City Schools Board of Education.  

Voting Yes for the issues reduces the district’s local revenue. Voting No against the issues maintains the district’s local revenue.

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