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Area voters to decide 21 school issues

By John Published: April 20, 2011
Reflected in a mirror, Rebecca Watson (right) teaches a popular advanced placement math class for 5th graders at Highland Middle School. This class and other programs could be eliminated if the upcoming levy fails. (Paul Tople/Akron Beacon Journal)

By John Higgins
Beacon Journal staff writer

Twenty-one area school districts have issues on the May 3 ballot seeking to pass new taxes, renew existing taxes or pass construction bonds.

Districts had to get on the ballot before they knew what would be proposed in Gov. John Kasich's first state budget.

Some of the looming state cuts especially in reimbursement for the elimination of some local business taxes have made passage of local levies all the more critical.

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Handy levy chart here.

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