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Here Are The Statewide Tax Issues You'll See on Tomorrow's Ballots

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Collectively, more than 90 school districts are asking voters to approve 102 school tax issues, a slight decrease fromlast spring’s election.In Northeast Ohio, only five Cuyahoga County schools have items on the ballot, including a new 5.9-mill tax increase for operating expenses in Cleveland Heights-University Heights.It’s a similar pattern in Summit County, where only four districts have tax levies, including a 6.8 mill renewal in Coventry.There are no school tax issues appearing in Franklin, the state’s second largest county, but neighboring Licking County’s Heath City School District is asking voters for a renewal of a 9.8 mill levy to avoid an operating deficit.Over the past few years, districts have struggled to convince voters to approve new money requests.Last spring, roughly 90 percent of renewals passed, while only 39 percent of new levies received support.Search through this database to see the school tax issues on ballots in your area. [spreadsheet key="12VpSwOkKoXohzAYwjmE4eOspgB1clRh0fhfPUUfGegc" source="Ohio Secretary of State" filter=1 paginate=1 sortable=1]