School board votes to put a levy on the May ballot


People in Ohio County will have a bond measure to vote on during the May elections.

The Ohio County Board of Education has unanimously decided to move forward with a $42 million levy, on Thursday.

If the levy passes, school officials said they will use the money to complete a number of projects they have had to put on the back burner, “Just to get our buildings where they need to be and to get with today’s standards. We’ve gone a long time without doing a whole lot of work in a lot of places and there’s a whole bunch of renovations and updating that we need to do,” said Ohio County Schools Assistant Superintendent Rick Jones.

Voting will take place on May 8th.

School officials will now spend the next couple of months campaigning and demonstrating why they need the community to back the levy.

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