Permanent improvement levy fielded by Cuyahoga Falls City School District on May ballot

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The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education voted unanimously Monday night (Jan. 28) to place a permanent improvement levy on the May 7 primary election ballot.

If approved by voters, the 3-mill levy would generate $2.219 million per year for its five-year term, according to the Summit County Fiscal officer. District Treasurer/CFO David M. Hoskin said the levy would cost the owner of a home valued at $100,000 $91.88 per year.

In mid-January, the School Board adopted the first of two required resolutions to place an issue on the ballot. In passing the second resolution Monday night, Board members noted a permanent improvement levy would provide a revenue stream for building maintenance, repairs and technology; school officials say the district's infrastructure is in need of attention but add there are limited funds to address the issue from general operating monies.

The School Board has to file necessary paperwork with the elections board by Feb. 6 to get the measure on the May ballot.

For more, watch www.fallsnewspress.com and see the Feb. 3 edition of the Cuyahoga Falls News-Press.

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