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Leaders happy to avoid additional cuts after Swanton levy passes

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SWANTON, OH (Toledo News Now) - Swanton local schools' 4.45 mill emergency renewal levy passed Tuesday after being presented on the ballot twice.

If the levy renewal had not passed, the district would have had to make $750,000 in cuts. These cuts would come in addition to the $900,000 already cut for this upcoming school year.

The levy failed earlier in March by about 54 percent to 46 percent. The vote was reversed this time with about 54 percent of voters in favor.

The district's Superintendent Jeff Schlade says this is great news for their students.

"Obviously, they won't feel the impact of additional cuts. We'll still look at where we can trim and be responsible stewards of the taxpayers' money, but they'll be more palatable," said Superintendent Schlade.

Schlade says he hopes this has opened up communication between the district and community.

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