The Strongsville school district's has been defeated 9,132 to 7,929, according to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
Issue 15 would not have raised taxes, but would have been collected for a continuing period instead of expiring after five years.
It would replace an existing issue that generates $7.6 million a year for the schools, which is about 10 percent of the budget, and expires at the end of 2012.
The district next year before cutting more than $7 million out of the budget, including busing, gifted programs and extracurriculars.
In the school board race, led the pack to win election to a board seat.
Voters also returned incumbents and to the board.
A 2011 Strongsville High School graduate placed fourth in the field of six.
Final unofficial results show Micko capured 7,514 votes, Naso got 6,457 and Brickley earned 5,684.
, 18, received 4,126 votes, followed by teacher with 3,438 and politicial newcomer with 2,379.
City Council Ward 2
Incumbent , who has served as councilman for 14 years, has lost his seat to , 20.
Schonhut garnered 2,238 votes to Haseley's 1,795, according to final results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.
"I'm excited, to say the least," Schonhut said Tuesday night. "I think all the hard work (on the campaign) paid off."
The race pitted the oldest council candidate -- Haseley is 78 -- against the youngest. Schonhut ran on a campaign of bringing fresh, new ideas to council.
Haseley served as council president for six years and as acting mayor for seven months after the death of Mayor Walter Ehrnfelt.
City Council Ward 3
, a North Olmsted police officer, defeated , a Realtor, 2,427 to 1,798. Incumbent Mark Roth did not seek re-election.
City Council Ward 4
Incumbent , who was appointed to council early this year, has won election to the Ward 4 seat over . Final results show Maloney got 1,824 votes to Pell's 1,632.