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Voters to decide school levy in November

Voters to decide school levy in November

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus City School Board has voted to put a new levy on the November ballot.

If voters approve the 9.01-mill levy, it would raise their property taxes about $315 a year on each $100,000 of property value.

School officials say the levy would help increase classroom technology across the district. They say their goal is to have one computer for every student at high school and middle school levels and one computer for every four students at elementary schools.

The measure also includes funds to build ten new schools.

If voters approve the levy, school officials say they're committed to reducing the district's budget by $200 million over the next five years.

They also say they would not return to the ballot to request additional funds before 2018.

 

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