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.
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