BROOKLYN, Ohio — The results were favorable in the Brooklyn City School District, where 67.38 percent of voters approved Issue 4.
According to final, unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, there were 1,479 votes for vs. 716 against the operating levy renewal, which brings in $2.2 million annually and costs the owner of a home valued at $100,000 $230 a year.
“We’re pretty excited,” Superintendent Mark G. Gleichauf said. “I want to thank the voters of Brooklyn for coming out and supporting us on this levy. We have a lot of great volunteers who supported this campaign and really got the word out.
“I’m most happy for our students, as this renewal passage will preserve current programming and opportunities for them.”
The funds can be used for salaries, benefits, instructional costs, programming and transportation. Originally passed in 2013, the five-year operating levy plays a key role in the district’s $16.5 million annual budget.
Looking ahead for the district is a new permanent improvement levy, which last November failed by two votes.
“The Board of Education and myself have to sit down and look at where we need to go from here, because certainly this is a big deal,” Gleichauf said. “I don’t want to minimize this right now, but we have to have some decisions on where we need to go, because we can’t outrun the tangible personal property tax reductions we’re getting from the state.
“At some point, we’re going to have to look at new money. Right now, I just want to celebrate a good win. The people of Brooklyn have supported us. Obviously, we got our message out, because to win two to one is a pretty strong mandate.”
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