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Voters reject school tax in Bellbrook-Sugarcreek district

UPDATE @ 10:04 p.m.

Voters in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school district have overwhelmingly rejected a tax to support operating costs, according to final, unofficial results from the Greene County Board of Elections.

The results show 63 percent of the voters rejected the proposal and 37 percent supported it.

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The proposed tax was a permanent, 7.5-mill replacement school levy that would have cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $211 per year.

The tax would have raised $3 million per year to pay for the school district’s regular operating costs.

A replacement levy is one that updates a previously approved levy by applying the original millage rate to updated property values, which are usually higher than when the levy was first passed.

UPDATE @ 9:18 p.m.

The school tax for the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek district continues to lose at the polls, with 63 percent voting against it and 37 percent for it, according to the latest update from the Greene County Board of Elections.

UPDATE @ 8:59 p.m.

Voters in the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek school district are rejecting the school tax 65 percent to 35 percent, according to the third update from the Greene County Board of Elections.

UPDATE @ 8:30 p.m.

The second update from the Greene County Board of Elections continues to show voters rejecting a replacement tax for Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools.

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Early, unofficial results show 69 percent of voters rejecting the proposal and 31 percent supporting it.

EARLIER

Early, unofficial results show voters in Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools are rejecting a levy to cover operating costs.

The first update from the Greene County Board of Elections shows early and absentee voters are 69 percent against and 31 percent for the levy.

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The campaigns for and against the tax have been contentious.

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