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65% of Ohio school tax issues approved

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

Voters across Ohio approved 105 of 162 school tax issues in Tuesday's general election.

Voters gave strong support to school district requests to renew or replace existing levies but requests to renew new or additional funds were less successful, according to Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Director of Legislative Services Damon Asbury.

91% of school tax renewal issues were passed while only 30% of new issues were approved.

[LIST: Local election results]

Ohio schools that struggled on the ballot will likely be forced to make difficult budget decisions and potential cuts, said OSBA.

“School districts across Ohio are doing more with less to maximize existing resources and stay off the ballot as long as possible,” said OSBA Executive Director Richard Lewis. “At some point, however, they have to turn to their communities to help maintain facilities, instruction and services.”

For more information on the tax issues, see OSBA's online resources.

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