5.9-Mill Schools Levy Will be on the May Ballot
The board voted to put the levy on the ballot during its meeting on Monday.
On Monday, the Westlake Board of Education voted to put a 5.9-mill operating levy on the May 7 ballot.
The last operating levy passed in Westlake in 2006, according to a press release from the district. The board decided to move forward with the levy after reaching a new contract agreement with the teachers union.
The new agreement includes a pay cut during the time of the 18-month contract, along with increased health care costs for teachers. Read more about the new contract here. The agreement is expected to save the district more than $5 million, according to the release.