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AKRON, Ohio - The superintendent of Akron Public Schools can rest easier tonight. Unofficial results show voters overwhelmingly passed the 7.9 mill Akron City Schools levy. The bad news is despite the levy approval, cuts are still necessary.
According to the district's 5-year plan, $12 million will need trimmed from the budget next fiscal year. Another $3 million may need cut the following fiscal year.
On the plus side, it could have been worse. If the levy was rejected, the district would have had to make $28 million in cuts. In Nov. 2011, voters narrowly turned down a similar levy for 5.5 mills.
School board members are crediting the win to being more prepared and proactive in their campaigning.
Meanwhile, Akron's Issue 3, which extends ward council terms to four years and sets all city elections on the same schedule, is also cruising toward a victory.
You can see all school levy results here: http://5.wews.com/f5cm5
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