It was a tight race, but Twinsburg voters made it clear: We support our schools.
Issue 69, a 4.9 mill continuing expenses levy for the Twinsburg schools, was passed with 6,791 (54 percent) votes for and 5,806 (46 percent) against.
"I'm very greatful to the residents," Superintendent Kathryn Powers said Tuesday night. "Their endorsement of the levy shows their commitment to our students."
The new tax will cost the owner of a $100,000 home $150.06 annually, according to the district's data.
The levy will create $3.8 million each year for the district, in addition to the recent $3.2 million in cuts and changes. Combined they will fill the $7 million hole in district operating expenses.
"This passage means we have the financial resources to continue to provide an excellent education to our students," Powers said.
This continuing levy will commence in 2012 with taxes due in 2013.
Powers wanted to thank the community and members of the Blue Ribbon Committee for their hard work and devotion to the levy and its support.
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