|Tuesday, 02 February 2010 11:04|
Although it's only the beginning of February, it's election day in the Olmsted Falls and Columbia school districts as well as the city of Amherst. Here's a look at what's on the ballot:
Olmsted Falls An 8.7 mill operating levy. The Olmsted Falls City Schools have tried to pass a levy for over a year and have not been successful. In fact, the last time Olmsted Falls passed an operating levy was in 1999. Many cuts have been made already, including the end of busing for students who live within 2 miles of their school. Many more cuts are expected should the levy fail.
Columbia There are 2 levies on the ballot for the Columbia Schools. The first is a 3.1 mill renewal of a 5 year operating levy. The second is a new 2.75 mill continuous improvement levy that will be used to build an addition to Columbia Middle School and a new elementary school to replace Copopa Elementary, which was built in 1921 and is beginning to fall into disrepair
Amherst An 1.17 mill, 28 year bond issue to finance an addition to the Amherst Public Library. The addition would be 24,000 square feet and bring the total square footage of the library up to 38,000. The library would remain open during the renovation.
The polls will be open until 7:30 tonight, so if you live in Amherst, Columbia Station, Olmsted Falls, or Olmsted Township, WBWC encourages you to do your civic duty and VOTE!
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