Ohio School Districts http://wyso.org en New or Additional Ohio School Levies Face an Uphill Battle http://wyso.org/post/new-or-additional-ohio-school-levies-face-uphill-battle <p></p><p></p><p><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Arial">A new tax hurts a lot more than a tax you’re already paying—at least, that’s what Ohio voters seem to think.</font></p><p><font class="Apple-style-span" face="Arial">In many parts of Ohio, the November 5, 2013 is all about levies to fund school districts, and passing <em>new</em> levies in “off” election years is an uphill battle.</font></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:39:20 +0000 Lewis Wallace 41310 at http://wyso.org New or Additional Ohio School Levies Face an Uphill Battle Most School Tax Issues Defeated This Week in Ohio http://wyso.org/post/most-school-tax-issues-defeated-week-ohio <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio - This week&#39;s special election was one of the toughest in years for Ohio school districts.</p><p>The Ohio School Boards Association says voters approved just six of the 23 school tax requests on the ballot around the state on Tuesday. That works out to a passage rate of 26 percent, the lowest in an August election since the 14 percent approved in 2007.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:12:47 +0000 Associated Press 2633 at http://wyso.org Most School Tax Issues Defeated This Week in Ohio Panel to Study Combining Ohio School Districts http://wyso.org/post/panel-study-combining-ohio-school-districts <p>CINCINNATI &ndash; Ohio&rsquo;s 614 school districts might be reduced in number depending on the results of a study.</p><p>Gov. John Kasich has asked Ohio lawmakers to set up a panel to explore whether combining school systems could save money and boost the quality of learning</p><p>The Cincinnati Enquirer reports two districts in northeast Ohio&#39;s Wayne County took a step toward consolidation and saved $300,000 a year by merging their central offices.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:59:55 +0000 Associated Press 2466 at http://wyso.org