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Voters approve Yellow Springs school district levy

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The community expressed resounding support for local schools this week, approving a renewal of the district’s 8.05-mill emergency operating levy. While just over 19 percent of school district voters came to the polls Tuesday, over 87 percent, or 630, voted in favor of the levy. Twelve percent, or 90 people, voted against the measure.

The levy is not a tax increase and will generate the same annual revenue of $1.06 million as it has for the past 16 years. The income provides 13 percent of the district’s operating budget. The current renewal will last 10 years, instead of its previous five-year schedule, and will continue to cost $247 per $100,000 in property value each year.

Election results by precinct:

Village of Yellow Springs

440: For the levy: 157, against: 22

441: For the levy: 116, against: 17

442: For the levy: 141, against: 10

443: For the levy: 171, against: 19

Miami Township

455: For the levy: 7, against: 0

456: For the levy: 38, against: 20

Xenia Township

351: For the levy: 0, against: 2

Village precinct 440: north side of town; 441: western part of town; 442: central and downtown areas; 443: south end of the village. Miami Twp. precinct 455: east of State Route 370; 456: the western half of the township. Xenia Twp. precinct 351: south of Hyde Road.

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