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School board decides against new levy on November ballot

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DELTA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

School board members at Pike-Delta-York have decided not to ask voters to approve a new levy this fall.

It was an idea that had been discussed as the board worked to balance the school budget, but their finances are in better shape than expected. Savings were made in 2013, thanks to teacher concessions, increased funding from the state, and a cut in energy and supply costs.

Now the district won't ask voters to approve a new levy in November, but they are looking at a renewal of a current levy, with a possible increase. They are aiming to have this on the May ballot.

Superintendent Jay Lefevre says the goal now is to educate the public and get them up to speed on the district's finances.

"We're gone from this scary, kind of desperate situation to a place where we do have a balance," Lefevre said. "It doesn't mean that all our problems are solved, it means we have a little bit of time. This momentum is really going to carry us, I think, this confidence that we're on the right track."

The financial situation is still dependant on final numbers in terms of funding from the state. Those are expected by the fall.

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