TWINSBURG — The Twinsburg City Schools will continue to collect money from a levy first passed in November 2004.
Voters approved Issue 5, a 4.4-mill levy that has generated $4 million a year for the district for 15 years, during Tuesday’s primary election.
According to final but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections, 1,646 or 66.42 percent voted for the levy, and 832, or 33.58 percent percent voted against.
"We are so excited," said Superintendent Kathryn Powers. "On behalf of the board of education, we want to thank the residents for their support of the Twinsburg City Schools. Thanks to their support, the district will be able to continue to offer the best educational opportunities."
Rob Felber, board president, said he was "very proud of our community once again."
"It takes a village to raise a child, and it takes a community to continue the support of our excellent programs and services that we provide," Felber said.
The levy will continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home $134.76 per year, according to school officials.
The school district will have another levy up for renewal possibly by the November 2020 ballot, Powers said. This emergency levy, which generates $5 million, was first passed in May 2001, and was renewed in 2005 and 2010.
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