South-Western City Schools Levy Fails Again

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Voters in the South-Western City Schools district turned down an operating levy. This was the second time the proposal was on the ballot.

Grove City voters, once again, said no to a four-year operating levy for the South-Western City Schools. The issue lost by a close margin, though…51 to 49 percent.

School officials warned if the issue failed the district faces more layoffs, no extracurricular activities – including all sports – and reduced busing.

The system already has eliminated more than $18 million in expenditures and slashed 300 jobs.

Schools Superintendent Bill Wise said last week if the levy failed the district may take the issue to the ballot again.

The proposal would have cost property owners an additional $254 a year for each $100,000 in value.