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Town hall meeting on bond issue proposal to build a new Austintown Fitch High School

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - On the heels of funding three new schools over the last seven years, Austintown residents will vote in May on a 4.1 mill bond issue for a new high school.

During a town hall meeting Thursday night, district officials said the state recommended to build new rather than renovate. The state would pay 47 percent of the cost.

An Austintown Fitch senior talked about what students say about the 46-year-old building.

"When a pipe breaks and ceiling tiles fall, it's always followed by a welcome to Fitch. When students attempt to use the school's WI-FI and they see it's taking unreasonably too long to load a page you hear them all say almost in unison, the school WI-FI sucks," said

The superintendent said if the bond issue doesn't pass, they won't be able to put the same offer on another ballot.

21 News Political Analyst Bill Binning expects light voter turnout next month and he says that is generally not favorable to school funding issues in our area.

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