Residents Pass Buckeye Schools Levy
MEDINA, Ohio — Residents voted “yes” to a Buckeye Local School District levy Tuesday.
The levy passed 63 percent to 37 percent, the first levy passed in 18 years.
The levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $20.74 a month. The last time voters passed a money issue was in 2000 when they said ‘yes’ to a bond issue to build an elementary school and make repairs.
Failure of the levy would have resulted in $1.3 million worth of budget cuts. Along with shorter school days, several extra-curricular courses such as Industrial Arts and Home Economics and were on the chopping block as well. In addition, 57 teachers had been told their jobs would be eliminated for the upcoming school year.
Monday, students and parents held a rally in support of the levy.