Eye on Education

Why the Columbus School Levy Failed

This week Columbus school district voters rejected a 9-mill levy that would have increased local property taxes by 24 percent. The levy would also have sent some local tax dollars directly to charter schools.

Rhonda Johnson, head of the Columbus Education Association, and a vocal supporter of the issue, said Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher that she thought voters had lost confidence in the school system.

“I think it boils down to the trust because when the community puts their trust in us we do better at the polls and I just think there was a lack of trust,” Johnson said.

Read more at: wosu.org

About StateImpact

StateImpact seeks to inform and engage local communities with broadcast and online news focused on how state government decisions affect your lives.
Learn More »