The mayors of Macedonia and Northfield Village and other city and village elected representatives have announced their support for Nordonia Hills City Schools Issue 3, a proposed additional operating levy scheduled for the May 7 ballot.

The officials met with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joe Clark Thursday at Nordonia High School to announce their endorsements.

Supporters include Macedonia Mayor Nick Molnar, along with all five members of Macedonia City Council: Shane Barker, Kevin Bilkie, Jessica Brandt, Jan Tulley and Vini Ventura.

"Strong schools equal strong community," said Molnar.

Also endorsing the issue are Northfield Village Mayor Jesse Nehez and Village Council members, Jenn Domzalski, Renell Noack, Nick Magistrelli and Gary Vojtush.

"Our community is only as good as our school system and our children are our future," said Nehez.

The levy will be on the ballot in the upcoming May 7 primary election for residents of Macedonia, Northfield Village, Northfield Center, Sagamore Hills, and parts of Boston Heights.

Issue 3 calls for a 6.98-mill levy for homeowners in the Nordonia Hills City School District. If approved, the levy would generate about $7 million per year, and would cost homeowners about $20 per month per $100,000 value of their home. The funds would give the school ongoing operating budget to pay for school maintenance, capital improvement projects, transportation, and salaries.

"I am proud of our elected officials for showing the courageous leadership to support issue 3," said Clark. "They recognize that strong communities need strong schools. Their support of the schools shows their commitment to Nordonia children and families. I thank them for their endorsement."