ELECTION ROUNDUP | North Royalton, Twinsburg pass school levies, Parma fails

Several school levies and community issues decided tonight

From Alliance to Wooster, 37 local school districts headed to the ballots on Tuesday. While May is not usually considered a big month election-wise, there were plenty of important issues to be decided.

In North Royalton, after five straight defeats, voters passed the district's school levy by a 59% to 41% margin. The funds will provide for renovations and replacements for several of North Royalton's school buildings.

The news was not nearly as pleasant up the road in Parma, where the levy was defeated by voters, 61% to 39%. The measure was to have increased property taxes by $206 for every home with $100,000 in value. 

Other school levies of note:

Riverside Schools in Lake County passed by a 51% to 49% margin, a difference of roughly 50 votes. That levy passage will restore bussing for students K-12 who live outside a half-mile radius of their schools. Pay-to-play fees for athletics will be lowered as well. 

In Summit County, Cuyahoga Falls' levy overwhelmingly was approved by voters by a 76% to 24% count. The levy was a tax renewal for new expenses.

In Twinsburg, voters approved a a 6.9-mill operating levy that will generate $5.65 million per year for the schools. The measure passed 53% to 47%.

Get all area school levy and community issue results by clicking here.

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