COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A proposed repeal of an Ohio suburban school district's 2009 levy won't appear before fall voters.
The Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday sided with the Franklin County Board of Elections, which has voted to scrub the repeal issue from Nov. 6 ballots.
Taxpayers for Westerville Schools had appealed to the state's highest court to try to get the issue in front of voters. Friday is the deadline for finalizing ballots.
The 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, which represents the taxpayer group, relied on a rarely used state law that subjects school issues that increase a tax's rate to repeal by voters.
Election board members said the levy in Westerville in suburban Columbus didn't qualify because it was a renewal that didn't generate additional revenue.