Tuesday is the primary election in the state of Ohio, and multiple schools in our area are going to voters asking for financial help.
37 schools have levies on the ballot in Northeast Ohio, and about half of those are seeking new money that would raise property taxes.
Parma passed a renewal levy in November, but the district needs more money to fix a budget hole. The levy would increase property taxes by $206 a year per $100,000 of home value.
Chagrin Falls has a combined bond and operating levy for both renovating the school (3.4 mil bond) and operating the district (5.5 mil operating) to the tune of $311 per $100,000 of home value.
In North Royalton, they’re looking to help renovate and rebuild a school through a bond and additional tax levy. District leaders say it will cost $108 a year per $100,000 of home value.
“There is an expiring 1.8 millage in 2018. That means the true tax impact to residents is $9.04 a month,” according to North Royalton Superintendent Greg Gurka.
Twinsburg Schools want to pass a 6.9-mill levy, equal to $241 per $100,000 of home value. The money would generate more than $5 million a year to make up for a nearly $10 million deficit throughout the next three years.
Those are just a few of the issues before voters.
Polls close at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
CLICK HERE to find your polling place.