Voters in Lowellville passed a 4-mill tax levy for permanent improvements in the Lowellville Local School District.

The levy passed by a vote of 475 to 450.

The community passed a 4.2 mill levy back in 1999 that led to the creation of the K-12 school. More than 20 years later, the construction of the building is in need of ongoing maintenance and repairs.

The levy will be used for a number of projects including a new roof, an HVAC replacement and window replacements.

The district also said state funding continues to be reduced, adding to the need for community support.

Lowellville residents that own a $50,000 house would pay $16.67 per month under the new levy.

The school district says money from the levy could also be used for other items in the future including school buses, safety purchases and new technology.