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Administrators Blame Ohio’s School Funding Model for Levies

Nordonia Hills Schools Board President Doug Masteller says schools have to keep asking voters for tax dollars because of the way Ohio's funding model is set up.

Ohioans are used to seeing school levies on their ballots. Following the economic downturn, it seems like hardly an election goes by without having to vote on funding for the nearby school district. Many schools are having a tough time of it after half a dozen failed levies in just a few years, but continue to [...]

For Some Schools, Levies Are a Last Resort Before a Dreaded State Takeover

Voters will be deciding on more than a thousand tax issues throughout Ohio on Election Day, including nearly 200 school issues. For some districts this election is their last chance before a much dreaded state-takeover. Nordonia Hills schools in Northeast Ohio are desperate for their 6-mill levy to pass. They’ve organized rallies, and honk-and-drives, and the [...]

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