Ohio.com staff

Editorís note: According to Barberton.Ohio.com readers, the top story of 2012 in Barberton is the failed school levy.

Barberton school levy fails

Barberton City Schools are still feeling the effects of Novemberís failed school levy.

Voters declined to pass the 8.52-mill levy with 54 percent against it. A similar levy failed in November 2011 and again in August of this year.

Prior to the most recent failed levy, schools had cut bussing and implemented pay to play for extracurricular activities in an attempt to slash the budget.

Barberton schools will see more cuts now, mainly in the classrooms. Art and music classes could be eliminated from elementary schools, kindergarten classes could be cut short and students may only learn the core subjects.