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Voters Strike Down Woodridge Local Schools Levy

Issue 5 failed by just 90 votes on Tuesday night; however, another five-year, 6.83-mill levy is on the way this November.

The voters have spoken: Issue 5 has been rejected.

Tonight’s results mark the third levy failure in the last 10 months for the

The next move is to focus on passing a levy identical to Issue 5 in November.

If passed, the five-year, 6.83-mill levy would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation, said Woodridge Local Schools Superintendent Walter Davis.

In the event the November issue fails, the Woodridge Board of Education would need to approve seven-figure cuts () to keep the budget balanced and in the black through 2015, said Woodridge School treasurer Deanna Levenger.

If approved by the board, the next round of cuts would go into effect on July 1, 2013.  

These are the final unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections:

Issue       

For the Levy*   

Against the Levy*

Issue 5

1,625

1,715

*Unofficial results

Lori Dever August 08, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Wow Earl nice job bashing our kids and the way we parent them. I love the personal attacks when you don't live on the district or if you do you are too much of a coward to use your real name. Secondly, I do agree with the benefits Mary, however oh should really learn how to spell before posting your opinions on a public forum. My husband has 33% of his salary taken out to pay for benefits. Third, Dr Graham made a decision to leave the district , who cares, why judge? He and his family still live in the district. I think Mr Davis has performed to the best of his abilities. Once again, why are we pointing fingers. The state funding situation is what is lacking. We need to focus our energy on making changes to that. Not bashing our parenting! Lastly, at Adam, if your"cousins" don't use the bus, they get a check every year if they don't use it. Look it up!
Mohamad Ali August 08, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Bradley...Amen! Someone with inteligence sharing Truth.
Mohamad Ali August 08, 2012 at 06:04 PM
$450 from Woodridge School District a year... Keep wasting your money. I love it!!!
John Deike August 08, 2012 at 06:18 PM
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John Deike August 08, 2012 at 06:53 PM
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