WEST CHESTER, Ohio - Voters rejected the Lakota schools levy Tuesday night.
The Lakota school levy would have raised $12.6 million a year. Taxes would have increased about $145 a year on a $100,000 home.
District leaders say some of the ways they have already cut costs includes freezing pay, reducing staff and decreasing transportation.
Superintendent Karen Mantia said levy failure will mean deeper cuts that will impact educational programs. Specific cuts have not yet been identified.
Mantia says an analysis has begun on where the cuts would be made but, "We want to be very careful with decision making. We do not want to make rash, quick decisions."
Voters have rejected Lakota's last two requests for levy money.
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