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Oregon Schools need to renew levy Tuesday

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OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Voters in Oregon will head to the polls Tuesday to make a key decision about the school system's future.

A 2 mill permanent improvement levy is on the ballot. The current levy runs out at the end of the year, this measure would keep the money coming into the district for the next five years.

If passed, the levy will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $61 per year. And it's not a new tax, so it won't cost any more than what taxpayers are already paying.

The money generated – about $1 million – will pay for building upgrades, added security cameras, and textbooks and technology.

"If this passes, then the next phase is iPads for everybody," said School Board President PJ Kapfhammer. "The new state testing procedures say you have to take these tests, the state testing, on computers. Well, we don't have enough computers in the district to come close to doing the testing, so we have to buy these computers. This is something we could use."

Kapfhammer says he's a little concerned that the levy is the only issue on the ballot in Oregon. He's worried only the people who are against it will head to the polls.

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