The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education took the first step of two toward putting a permanent improvement levy on the May 7 ballot last night, Jan. 14. Board members unanimously supported a resolution, which will be sent to the Summit County auditor, to calculate and certify the amount of revenue that would be generated by such a levy. Once the county auditor's office certifies the possible income amount for the possible levy, the school board will have to make a decision on whether to place the levy on the ballot.

Presently, the district must finance repairs and general upkeep such as roofing and boilers out of general operating funds. A permanent improvement levy would bolster the district's revenue stream and could be used for building maintenance, bus purchases and classroom technology.

The district did have a permanent improvement levy at some point in the past, according to Superintendent Dr. Todd M. Nichols, but it expired.