MASSILLON, Ohio - Three weeks after their school levy passed by the slimmest of margins, Massillon City Schools administrators finally have something to celebrate.
An 8.1 mil school levy passed on November 6th by just one vote, 5,870 against and 5,871 for the levy.
The final result of the election rested with the count of about 5,000 provisional ballots, more than 400 of which came from voters in the district.
On Tuesday afternoon Stark County Board of Elections members certified the final, official results.
After three weeks of verifying and counting the provisional ballots, the levy, Issue 50, has now officially passed by 109 votes.
The final, official count of 6,082 for the levy and 5,973 against leaves a margin that is large enough to avoid an automatic recount.
Board members on Tuesday acknowledged that anyone who wants to request a recount is able to do so by December 3rd, but they do not expect it.
Issues on the ballot would have to have passed or failed by 1/2 of 1 percent to trigger the automatic recount.
Superintendent Rik Goodright could not be reached for comment.
Massillon Washington High School Principal Brad Warner was thrilled with the results, after weeks of anticipation.