Central Ohio Schools Ask Voters To Go To Bat On Election Day


UPDATED: Tuesday November 6, 2012 7:58 AM

Voters will weigh school issues at the polls today.

Administrators in the Dublin School District said that if voters reject their levy request, they would be forced to cut $10 million from the budget before next school year.

Issue 48 is a combined 6.4 mill operating levy and $15.8 million bond issue. District leaders said that the money would pay for maintenance and renovations at district facilities. It would also be used to improve technology and security district-wide.

The operating levy is expected to generate around $18.6 million per year for operating expenses.

If the levy fails, district leaders said that they would be forced to cut around 125 jobs as well as high school busing. Pay to play fees would also jump from $70 to $400 and music programs would be reduced in middle and high schools.

The bond issue and levy would cost the owner of a $200,000 home around $430 per year.

Several Franklin County Schools have bond and levy issues on the ballot as well. The issues influence schools in Grandview, New Albany, Upper Arlington and Worthington.

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