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Liberty-Benton schools propose levy for new building

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FINDLAY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Liberty-Benton school district wants to fund a new building, but they have to turn to voters to foot most of the bill.

Board members met Tuesday to go over details before placing a bond issue on the November ballot. The district hopes to build a new K-8 building with a proposed price tag of $31.7 million.

Findlay store owner Carrie Cavins says she's no stranger to pulling a little more out of her pocket to fund local schools.

"My father lives in the Liberty-Benton district, I live in the McComb district. I see my paycheck and his paycheck, and I actually pay more in school district tax than he does, so I think he can probably handle a little bit more," Cavins said. "A new building would really benefit the kids."

The school board hopes the state will fund about $12 million, leaving the rest up to the district to raise. The proposed 6-mill levy could cost taxpayers around $19 million over 35 years.

The school's website says no decision has been made on what would be done with the current K-8 building and land.

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