CINCINNATI - Voters in the Lockland School District will not be casting ballots for an operating tax levy next Tuesday.
The Hamilton County Board of Election voted Tuesday morning to honor the request of the Lockland School Board and take the measure off the Aug. 7 ballot.
The move comes just days after the Ohio Board of Education (ODE) accused the district of falsifying enrollment data in order to get a higher academic rating on the state report card.
Board of Elections Chairman Tim Burke said it's the first time in his 19 years on the board that a levy has been withdrawn other than by a court order.
Burke said the Lockland School District will still have to pay the cost of the election.
"By stopping the process now, they actually saved some money in those costs because we won't have the costs of the inside poll workers on election day and that type of thing," he said. "But, we estimate that it's still going to cost them about $4,000."
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