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Many Ohio Voters Turn Down Round of School Tax Proposals

By The Associated Press — May 12, 2009 1 min read

A sluggish economy and uncertainty over the Ohio governor’s education plan were among factors that led voters to reject more than a third of the latest round of school tax proposals, defeats likely to force layoffs and the cancellation of extracurricular activities.

Voters rejected 54 of 158 school tax issues on ballots across the state, according to data released by the Ohio Department of Education last week.

In districts that suffered defeats, officials said they will have to close buildings, lay off teachers, and make other difficult cuts.

A version of this article appeared in the May 13, 2009 edition of Education Week

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