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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. 

For more:

  • School Board Could Put Levy on May Ballot
  • School Board Weighs Levy on May Primary Ballot
Tom Horwitz February 05, 2013 at 03:27 PM
The Board and the administration have been a model of frugality. With the help of the best darn teachers in the state, they have accomplished so much with so little (i.e., excellence with distinction, seven years without a levy, making necessary cuts when the state cut the budget two years ago, successfully negotiating concessions from the unions, etc.) It's unfortunate that Ohio has not changed its method for funding public schools; but I feel confident that the District will continue to be a good steward for my tax dollars and the students of Westlake.
Robert May 15, 2013 at 01:51 AM
This district is very wise with its money.

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