Levy supporters make last push to get the word out

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - With Election Day just one day away, at least one local school district is making one last push to get the word out in support of a levy.

A 'Honk for Lakota' will happen at the corner of Tylersville and Cox roads from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Lakota has lost 4 of its last 5 attempts at a new operating levy since 2004. Back in May, voters said no by one of the largest margins. Still, supporters are hoping this time is different.

This fall the school district has seen crowded classrooms, more teacher layoffs, higher fees and the threat of no high school busing in January.

With over 18,000 students, Lakota is one of the largest school districts in Ohio. If you drive around West Chester and Liberty Township, you'll see competing pro and anti school levy signs.

If it's not passed, Lakota is projecting a $4.2 million budget deficit for 2012.

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