Issue 20, a 6.57-mill 10-year operating levy, was passed in Stow by 557 votes Nov. 8.
Here are the final but unofficial voting results from the Summit County Board of Elections:
(39 of 39 precincts counted)
- FOR the levy: 8,047 (51.79 percent)
- AGAINST the levy: 7,490 (48.21 percent)
"We're very apreciateive of the support of the community. We have cut $8 million from budget and reached academic highs that the districts never achieved before in terms of an 'Excellent' rating, all time high ACT scores and being on the AP honor roll," said Superintendent Russ Jones. "I think the community has recognized our 'excellence' in academics and voted to support that — we appreciate that."
Further cuts will not be made, instead busing, in the form of cluster stops, will be instituted for high school students starting Monday.
"We're going to continue to provide the very best education for every child who walks through our doors, that's our mission," said Jones.