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Northwood to put levy on ballot for new school

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NORTHWOOD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

A new $33 million school could be coming to Northwood.

School officials have decided where they want to build the new school, but they will need the support of voters this November.

A 4.9 mill levy will be on the November ballot to help fund the new school. The state is covering a portion of the project – they will pay $11 million, leaving the community to come up with the rest.

Parents say it's time for a change. Northwood High School is the newest building in the district, and it's 50 years old.

"My mom attended this school when she was in high school," said Jennifer Puariea, a Northwood parent. "I attended this school when I was in high school, and now they've got the seventh and eighth-graders with the ninth through twelfth-graders. They definitely need the space."

The new school would be built in the same lot as the current one. It's estimated to be 130,000 square feet. Parents say more space means more lockers, which would ease the load students have to carry.

"[There's] not enough lockers," Puariea said. "They have to carry all their books throughout the day with them."

The levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an additional $171 each year. Parents say it's worth it to get their kids into a more modern school.

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