Canfield Schools bond levy fails, 72% vote against
A levy that hoped to bring a new school to Canfield has failed, with 72% of voters voting against it.
This levy had two main goals: to build a new school building, which will combine the current two elementary schools and single middle school all in one building, as well as fund some renovations for the current high school building.
According to an FAQ sheet found on the district's website, the new elementary/middle school building will be located on Red Gate Farms on the corner of Palmyra and Leffingwell.
Renovations planned for the high school building included roofing upgrades, new heating, ventilation and air conditioning, auditorium renovations, foundation improvements and a secure vestibule.
Additionally, it would have covered the cost of a newly-paved and renovated parking lot at the high school.
Canfield Local Schools Superintendent, Joe Knoll released a statement on the levy's failure to pass.
"Today our district stands at a crossroads. We respect the community's decision and will continue to serve our students with wholehearted commitment," Knoll said.
Knoll went on to say that the district is currently facing significant challenges with roof repairs and several other infrastructure problems.
"As we face these challenges, we have to make difficult decisions. However, we will continue to focus on meeting the educational needs for our students," Knoll continued.
Currently, the Canfield Board of Education has not made the final decision to put the bond levy on the August 2022 ballot.
The levy would have cost a homeowner of a $100,000 home $20.13 per month for 37 years. The district also has levies up for renewal in the near future that will provide the district with much-needed operation dollars.