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4:33 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

School Levies Make Up the Ballot in Clark County

A handful of school levies make up the ballot in Clark County for Tuesday's May 7 election. One school district is already planning to ask voters to approve a levy in the fall if the district is not successful Tuesday.

Springfield City Schools has a 2.2-mill bond issue on the ballot. If passed it will allow the district to make security and safety improvements without raising tax bills. An old bond issue expires at the end of this year that would cost the homeowner of a $100,000 home approximately $67 a year.

If the levy is successful it will raise $14 million over a 12-year period for the city school district.

Clark-Shawnee Local Schools want voters to approve a 10-year 7.59-mill levy for operating expenses. If approved, the levy would cost about $232 a year for the owner of a $100,000 home and raise over $2 million a year for the district.

Clark-Shawnee school board members have already unanimously approved to place the same issue on the August 8 ballot if voters reject it on Tuesday.

Tecumseh Local Schools also has a levy on Tuesday's ballot. The district is seeking to pass a five-year 12.37-mill levy for operating expenses. If approved, the levy would cost the homeowner of a $100,000 home about $378 a year and raise $3.5 million a year for the district.

Polls will be open on Tuesday from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.