Austintown schools hosted a town hall meeting Monday to explain why they are asking voters to approve a 2.9 mill levy.
The meeting was held at the Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church, but was only attended by a handful of residents.
Austintown schools superintendant Vincent Colaluca said the levy would generate approximately $26 million to pay for new schools to replace Frank Ohl and Watson elementary.
"This time we're asking for a 2.9 mill bond, but the state will build one of the buildings. So our plan is basically buy one, get one free. We'll build the building and the state will build the K-2 building," Colaluca said.
The district must pass the levy within one year or the money will no longer be available.