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School Levy Poll: Here are the Results

Our unofficial survey shows a pretty close vote on Issue 14

Our  on the  for the Strongsville Schools shows the issue passing at the polls on Tuesday.

About 52 percent Strongsville Patch readers said they plan to vote yes on Issue 14, which would renew a levy set to expire at the end of this year.

Roughly 42 percent are voting no, and 4 percent were still undecided.

Issue 14 would not raise taxes and would replace an existing 6-mill levy that expires this year. The issue generates $7.6 million a year -- about 11 percent of the school district's budget.

If it is not renewed, school officials say they will have to cut more than $7 million out of the budget for the 2012-2013 school year, which would likely mean , extracurriculars, gifted programs and other areas.

If it does not pass Tuesday, voters would have one more chance -- in August -- to approve the measure to avert the major cuts next school year.

Al March 06, 2012 at 03:54 PM
My wife and I voted for the school levy, but so there is no misunderstanding, I HATE DOUBLE DIPPING and NO CONTRIBUTION PENSIONS!!!! The school board better get this under control in the next contract. Recent college grads who "play by the rules" with degrees and certification, working at B#$% S%^^ jobs instead of using their knowledge of teaching is not acceptable, while some (retired) teacher double dips.
Robert Becker March 07, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Concerning "double dipping" and recent college graduates with degrees in education who cannot find a teaching job in Strongsville: My spouse is a teacher in Strongsville and does not know of any retired teacher working full time in the district. Some of them may substitute but do NOT "double dip". Moreover, over the last several years, approximately 75 teachers have retired from the district of which only a handful have been replaced. The total number of teachers has decreased by 66 in that time frame. Consequently, those recent graduates who want to teach in this district can't - not because of the "double dippers" but due to the fact that the district is not hiring teachers to replace those above mentioned vacancies. Once again, incorrect and incomplete information is spread. Do your homework on these issues!
Al March 07, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Substituting is DOUBLE DIPPING, your either RETIRED OR YOUR NOT!!! Tell me the receent grads would not be willing to sub, tell me there are not full time building subs,do they double dip, then tell me the superintendent isn't double dipping, and then feel free to address the pensions. By the way I am on your side, these are just my pet peeves. And I did vote for the levy, voted for the previous ones also. Keep me up to date, I do try to stay informed.
wayne March 12, 2012 at 03:56 PM
yes the superintendent is tripple dipping retired from two systems source plain dealer 2010

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