COLUMBUS, Ohio - This week's special election was one of the toughest in years for Ohio school districts.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Some Ohio school districts who saw tax levy defeats yesterday at the polls will look at trying again in November.
Superintendent Lori Handler of the Mount Healthy schools tells The Cincinnati Enquirer her suburban Cincinnati district has no choice but to put the back on the ballot. She says the schools have had to slash programs that benefit students.
In this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Mark Gokavi, a reporter for the Dayton Daily News who covers Greene County. They discuss the results of the Fairborn charter amendments, the rejection of several school levies, and why voters are finding confusion when going to the polls to vote on school issues.
For this week's PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks with Dayton Daily News reporter Scott Elliot to discuss how Governor-elect John Kasich will approach education. Also, Elliot reports on school levy issues in the Miami Valley.
The West Carrollton school levy failed with 51% of votes against and 48% for. According to Scott Elliot of the Dayton Daily News, the school district has already said it would be back in February with a levy twice the size.