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In August, voters in 35 school districts will have the opportunity to weigh in on their local school districts’ tax rates.
There are actually 36 school issues on ballots for the August 7 special election, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. (One school district has two issues.)
All but eight of the issues are asking voters to approve new taxes, mostly in the form of property taxes.
Approving new taxes isn’t something voters generally like to do.
- In March 2012, just over half of issues asking voters to approve new taxes were mixed: Just over half were approved.
- In November 2012, a relatively high turnout election, about a quarter of new-tax issues were approved.
Early voting for the August election started Tuesday. You’ve got until Monday to register to vote in the August election.
August 2012 School Issues
Type a district or county name into the search box below to find your local issues. Or use the arrows to sort by levy or tax type.
New, Renewal or Replacement
|Ashtabula Area City||Ashtabula||Property Tax||New|
|Geneva Area City||Ashtabula||Property Tax||New|
|Jefferson Area Local||Ashtabula||Property Tax||New|
|Monroe Local||Butler*, Warren||Property Tax||New|
|Columbiana Exempted Village||Columbiana*, Mahoning||Property Tax (Bond)||New|
|Brecksville-Broadview Heights City||Cuyahoga||Property Tax||Renewal|
|Tri-Village Local||Darke||Property Tax||New|
|Buckeye Valley Local||Delaware*, Marion, Morrow, Union||Combined: Income Tax, Property Tax (Bond)||New|
|Margaretta Local||Erie*, Sandusky||Property Tax||Renewal|
|Swanton Local||Fulton*, Lucas||Property Tax||Renewal|
|Chardon Local||Geauga*, Lake||Property Tax||New|
|Xenia Community City||Greene||Earned Income Tax||Replacement|
|Lockland Local||Hamilton||Property Tax||Canceled|
|East Holmes Local||Holmes*, Wayne||Property Tax||New|
|Madison Local||Lake||Property Tax||New|
|North Fork Local||Licking*, Knox||Earned Income Tax||New|
|Buckeye Local||Medina||Property Tax||New|
|Bethel Local||Miami||Property Tax||Renewal|
|Bethel Local||Miami||Property Tax||Replacement|
|Tipp City Exempted Village||Miami||Property Tax||New|
|Northmont City||Montgomery*, Darke, Miami||Property Tax||Renewal|
|Clear Fork Valley Local||Richland*, Knox||Earned Income Tax||New|
|Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village||Sandusky||Property Tax||New|
|Green Local||Scioto||Property Tax||New|
|Jackson Center Local||Shelby*, Auglaize, Logan||Earned Income Tax||New|
|Louisville City||Stark||Property Tax||New|
|Osnaburg Local||Stark*, Carroll||Earned Income Tax||New|
|Coventry Local||Summit||Combined: Bond (Property Tax), Additional Property Tax||New|
|Barberton City||Summit||Property Tax||New|
|Woodridge Local||Summit||Property Tax||New|
|Dalton Local||Wayne||Property Tax||Renewal|
|Bryan City||Williams||Property Tax (Bond)||New|
|Edon Northwest Local||Williams||Combined: Income Tax, Property Tax||New|
|Lake Local||Wood*, Ottawa||Property Tax||New|
Source: Ohio Secretary of State | Download Data | * indicates most populous county
Note: A table in an earlier version of this post incorrectly described the Groveport Madison levy. It is a substitute levy.