The Twinsburg Board of Education will make its final decision tonight on whether to send a 6.9-mill renewal levy before the voters in May.
The board is expected to vote in favor of sending the levy before voters on May 7. The levy passed on first reading.
According to the Summit County Fiscal Officer, the levy is expected to collect about $4.4 million annually.
The renewal levy would not raise new money from taxpayers, it would simply continue taxes they are already paying. Without the levy, the schools would be out that $4.4 million annually and would have to again discuss operational and instructional cuts. The schools have already cut positions and raised fees to improve the district's budget picture.
"If this levy were not to pass, we would actually be going backwards," said Board member Ron Stuver earlier this month.
The operating levy was first approved in 1993 and has been renewed every five years since.
An affirmative vote by residents in May would make the levy more permanent because the levy will now be continually funded and not up for vote every five years.
Twinsburg taxpayers just approved new levy dollars to fund the schools, with 54 percent of voters supporting the new tax dollars.