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Board of Education Green Lights Levy Proposal

School board asks voters to approve the levy in May.

Updated Jan. 30, 4:43 p.m.

In May, voters will decide whether or not to pass a five-year, 3-mill permanent improvement levy for the Cuyahoga Falls City School district. 

The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education voted Monday to put the issue on the ballot. 

If approved, the levy would generate $11.1 million in revenue and cost homeowners $91.88 per year for every $100,000 in valuation, according to Falls schools treasurer David Hoskin.

Safety and technology upgrades would be added to the district this summer if the levy passes, reports the Akron Beacon Journal.

The issue would also cover necessary building maintenance and repairs. 

The Board also voted to hire Right Brain Design Group to handle the district's public relations initiatives and marketing strategies.

However, the Cuyahoga Falls Schools Levy Committee will still be responsible for promoting and building awareness around the May levy.

Will you vote for or against the upcoming levy? Tell us in the comments. 

Earl Elevant January 31, 2013 at 04:24 AM
David, if I vote yes and the levy passes, will you pay my $7.50 per month? After all, it's not a big deal. It would be ridiculous for you to worry about it. This is a TOP PRIORITY. How about it? You willing to put yourself out there to get a couple more "yes" votes?
Adam C. Miller January 31, 2013 at 05:44 PM
Tonight at 6PM! Virtual Town Hall on School Funding in Ohio: http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/education/Virtual-town-hall-after-Governor-John-Kasich-reveals-school-funding-reform-plan-in-Columbus
discusted parent February 01, 2013 at 12:41 AM
I'm with you guys! I'm voting no!! The falls schools waste money like I've never seen before!! They want to fix these buildings that are falling apart. Build new. They should be embarrassed to ask for more!!
Earl Elevant February 01, 2013 at 04:10 AM
Hello? David? This is a TOP PRIORITY! Why haven't you offered to pay my $7.50 per month? The children are waiting for you? Don't you want a great school system for pennies more a day?
Adam C. Miller February 08, 2013 at 01:29 AM
MUST READ: http://www.fallsnewspress.com/news%20local/2013/02/07/cuyahoga-falls-woodridge-school-districts-would-receive-more-money-under-gov-kasich-s-funding-plan Looks like we won't need that levy after all...

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