Oak Hills, Northwest and Lebanon school districts renew levies

Posted at 11:58 PM, May 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-02 23:58:37-04

Voters in three Hamilton County school districts voted Tuesday to renew or adopt multi-million-dollar levies that will allow those districts to continue operations uninterrupted.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections estimated in its unofficial tally of votes that around 10.3 percent of voters weighed in across the county.

Oak Hills Local School District’s $5.1 million levy, a substitute for an emergency levy passed in 2013, was the only issue on the ballot for Delhi Township voters. Hamilton County auditor Dusty Rhodes estimated that those voters will continue to pay around $168 per $100,000 of their home’s market valuation.

Its counterparts in Northwest Local School District and Lebanon City Schools were renewals of previous levies.

Voters in Northwest Local School District will pay a few dollars less per $100,000 of valuation -- $148.44 rather than the previous cost of $154.92 -- to maintain the $7.3 million levy supporting their local schools.

In Lebanon City Schools, voters will continue to pay $169 per $100,000 of valuation to keep up their $4.2 million levy.