Ninth time around, will a Little Miami levy pass?

MORROW, OH (FOX19) - It's no secret that the Little Miami School District needs money. Even though the district is in fiscal emergency, that hasn't been enough to persuade voters to pass the levy. Now a 13.95 mil levy will be on the November ballot, it's the ninth attempt to pass a levy.

"We say it's going to pass," said Mark Thompson, Little Miami parent. "We're confident and we'll do everything we have to do."

The levy would cost an owner of a $100,000 home $427 per year.

"I don't know if I can afford another bill," said one parent against the levy.

In may the levy failed by a little more than 120 votes.

Many parents are fearful of where the district is headed. The Thompson family took their 6th grade daughter out of Little Miami and put her into private school.

"We've had to put her on a different path because unfortunately things are going to get worse before they get better," said Anne Thompson.

The Thompson's support a levy because they want other area children to get a quality education, and for their older daughter still in the district to build a foundation for the future.

"I know times are tough, but it is going to cost us twice as much and many years of lost opportunities for kids in school to make it up," said Mark Thompson.