The Akron school levy gained nearly 200 votes with provisional and absentee ballots — enough to require an automatic recount.
The levy, though, is still failing by 203 votes, according to official results that the Summit County Board of Elections certified Tuesday.
The unofficial count for the Nov. 8 election had the levy behind by 394 votes.
The levy recount is one of four the board is required to do because the official results showed the candidates or issues separated by less than one-half of 1 percent.
Board employees will do the recounts at 8 a.m. Dec. 9. The board will certify the results at 3 p.m. Dec. 10.
The other recounts will be:
• Norton council-at-large: The recount will decide who will win the third of three spots between Dennis McGlone, who leads by 13 votes with the official results, and Danny Grether.
• Stow school board: The recount will show who earns the third of three spots between Karen Powers and Patricia Matthews. Powers holds a 42-vote lead, according to official results.
• Issue 63, a Twinsburg charter amendment: The issue failed by 27 votes on Nov. 8.
The Akron school board will hold a special meeting Monday to discuss whether to try for a levy again in the March election. Superintendent David James thinks the district should capitalize on the momentum from the November levy that nearly passed and return to voters with another request at the earliest possible date.
Stephanie Warsmith can be reached at 330-996-3705 or firstname.lastname@example.org.