Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education places levy renewal request on fall ballot

Tax issue generates $5.7 million per year for district

PHIL KEREN Reporter
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education is pictured at a meeting in 2019. Pictured from left are Board President Karen Schofield, board member Patrice White, board member Kathy Moffet, Board Vice President Anthony Gomez and board member David Martin. The board on Wednesday approved the second of two steps that were needed to place a levy renewal request on the Nov. 3 ballot.

CUYAHOGA FALLS — Voters in the city school district will decide in November whether a 7.9-mill operating levy will be renewed for five more years.

The Board of Education on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution to place the levy renewal request on the Nov. 3 ballot. It was the second of two steps the board needed to take to put the issue before voters. 

If it’s renewed this fall, the levy would continue generating $5.7 million annually to help pay for operating expenses in the district.

The tax issue would have to be approved on Nov. 3 to ensure uninterrupted collection of those property tax dollars, according to District Treasurer Kristy Stoicoiu.

There are three more levies on the district’s books that will be due for renewal in the next two years. A 9.97-mill levy (which generates $7.2 million each year) will expire in 2021, and a 4.75-mill levy ($3.2 million per year) and the 2017 emergency levy ($3.7 million annually) will both expire in 2022.

Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421, pkeren@recordpub.com, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.