The levy includes a 37-year, 5.5-mill bond issue to help build a new campus incorporating the current high school. The other piece is a 0.5% income tax increase to address budget shortfalls. Valley View district officials had prepared a detailed plan for staff and program cuts if the levy was rejected.
TROY: Troy voters were overwhelmingly rejecting their school levy by a 60-40 ratio according to partial results Tuesday. The schools asked voters for a 7.04-mill bond/levy to replace their aging elementary school buildings with four new buildings. The cost was projected at about $248 per year for a $100,000 home.
The total cost of the project was listed at $98.7 million, with the state covering $31.8 million, according to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
MORE DETAILS: Troy levy would pay to replace elementary schools
BEAVERCREEK: Beavercreek schools voters were rejecting their 9.85-mill substitute levy by a 52-48 ratio, according to partial results. Substitute levies keep existing taxpayers' rates the same, but allow the schools to gain money when there's new construction in the future.
Beavercreek voters converted a different 6-mill emergency school levy into a substitute in 2017, passing it on the second try.
CEDARVILLE: The Cedar Cliff school levy was narrowly ahead, by a 53-47 ratio according to partial results Tuesday. Cedarville's vote is also on a substitute levy — a 2.6-mill measure that would become permanent and would continue to cost $79.63 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home.
RELATED: Steady stream of people dropped off ballots Tuesday
VANDALIA-BUTLER: Renewal levies, which keep residents' existing tax rates the same but extend them for more years, usually pass comfortably. Vandalia-Butler's 7.03-mill renewal tax for school operations was being approved by a 61-39 ratio in partial results Tuesday. The levy has been approved by voters five times, and the district is asking to renew it for 10 years rather than five this time.
LEBANON: Lebanon voters were approving their 4.1-mill renewal tax by a 55-45 ratio Tuesday. The Lebanon levy, to pay for day-to-day school operations, first passed in 2005 and has been renewed every three years.
BELLBROOK: Voters in Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools were rejecting their levy, according to partial results.
RELATED: See separate Bellbrook levy story here
This election was originally scheduled for March 17, and many residents had already voted by then via absentee ballot. Those votes are included in Tuesday’s count. But state officials canceled March 17 in-person voting at the last minute due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, and moved all voting to mail-in ballots, with a deadline of April 28.