Newton Falls schools plan new levy after last night's loss
The Newton Falls School District is reexamining what to do after both of its levies were voted down Tuesday night.
The 1.9 and 4.5 mill levy, if passed, would have provided updates and repairs to the school's infrastructure and helped maintain day to day operations.
The last levy to pass in the district was in 2015, and due to the lack of money, significant staff cuts, and even the closing of their elementary school were a result.
The superintendent said the passing of a future levy is crucial to the future of the district. "We cannot continue to go down this pass of cutting all the time and not being competitive with surrounding districts we need classes like robotics we need more STEM classes," said Superintendent Paul Woodard.
Superintendent Woodard says it's likely the school board will decide to place the next levy on March's ballot.