(WJW) — Several school districts across Northeast Ohio are now preparing for what comes next after voters voiced their opinions at the polls on several levies and issues during the May 2 primary.
A levy for Parma City Schools failed late Tuesday night for the fourth straight year.
If it had passed, Issue 4 would have funded consolidating the district’s two deteriorating high schools into a new learning institution.
It would have cost $11.67 per month on a $100,000 property. The state would have also contributed $71.9 million if the issue passed.
Now, since the issue failed, school officials say the district faces roughly $100 million in renovations to the current schools.
School officials were out going door to door Monday night, asking Parma residents for their support.
At the same time, Mapleton Schools’ first request for new money in 32 years did not pass. The .75 percent additional five-year income tax levy, which failed late Tuesday night, would have gone to the district’s current expenses.