MEDINA -- Buckeye Local Schools are facing the biggest cutbacks in their history, and volunteers braved the heat to rally for support.
Concerned parents, teachers and students turned out in sweltering temperatures to maintain landscaping at the junior high school, a service the district can no longer afford.
They hope to raise awareness for the $7.9 million property tax levy that will be on the August 7 ballot.
If the levy fails, the district says it will be forced to cut back to state minimum requirements. Art, music, gym and honors classes would be cancelled, along with school lunches.
Superintendent Brian Williams said, "We are a school district that has not passed a levy in 18 years... We're at a point now where we cannot operate without the additional revenue."
If passed, the levy would increase annual taxes by $248 on a home valued at $100,000.