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Sylvania opts to skip November ballot after levy failure

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SYLVANIA, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Despite coming off a defeat in their recent levy, the Sylvania school board says they will not pursue placing another levy on this November's ballot.

"[We] just felt that it was a capital investment towards a curriculum that we didn't really support," said Sylvania resident Mark Delverne.

Delverne was by no means alone. Fifty three percent of voters opposed the 3.8 mil levy that would have raised taxes to support the schools' operational cost.

School Board President Jim Nusbaum was not available to talk on camera today, but says he does not think it would be a good idea to put another levy on the November ballot because the voters have spoken.

School board members agreed with Nusbaum at a school board meeting on Wednesday, May 27.

Nusbaum says the district will have to cut back on things within schools, like technology and safety features, but says it will be stable.

"I appreciate that. I was convinced that when it didn't pass that it would show up in November, and I am glad they didn't put the tax payers back on the mark as it was," said Delverne.

Nusbaum says if something dramatic changes in the district's finances he would reconsider, but he does not see that happening.

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