YORK TOWNSHIP, Ohio - Students, parents and teachers held a rally and candlelight vigil Monday in support of a 7.9 mill levy for Buckeye Local Schools.
The school district, which takes in students from York Township, Liverpool Township and Litchfield Township in Medina County, hasn't had a levy pass in 18 years and the superintendent said Monday there's a lot riding on passage now.
For one thing, 57 employees stand to lose their jobs. That's on top of 21 teachers who were already laid off earlier this year. Elementary students would lose art, music and gym. Honors classes would be cut from ninth and tenth grades. Athletes would pay more to play sports. And the list goes on.
"I really enjoy language and art classes and it just upsets me that they won't be there anymore," high school student Alexa Paolucci said.
Orange signs urging passage of the levy are visible throughout the school district. However, at Heberlein's General Store in Litchfield, customers are torn between supporting the levy and being able to afford it. The tax would cost the owner of a $100,000 house $20.74 a month.
newsnet5.com will have the results of the levy election as soon they become available.
Polling locations are open Tuesday morning starting at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.
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