Voters pass Crestview Schools’ levy for new buildings

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COLUMBIANA, Ohio (WKBN) – Voters in the Crestview School District passed a $2.93 million bond issue.

The levy got 52% of the voters’ approval, according to unofficial results.

Superintendent Matthew Manley thanked the voters Tuesday night.

“Thank you for your support! We are grateful for your investment in the future of our students and their education.”

The 2.84 mill levy will ensure that the district will be able to build a new PreK through 12 facility. It will be energy-efficient, state-of-the-art, technologically advanced and secure.

“We are incredibly grateful that you value education as an essential component of a strong community and we saw that commitment in your vote today,” Manley said to the voters in a press release.

Crestview Schools will be responsible for $5.2 million of the $43 million project through the Ohio Schools Facility Commission, which will pay for the remaining 88%.

The levy will increase the taxes on a $100,000 home in the district by $8.33 per month.

Manley said right now, the classrooms don’t have good heat, the roofs are leaking and there’s an overflowing septic system.

Crestview Schools will update the community on the project’s progress through its website and social media accounts. The community will be able to give input on the design.

The schools will also appoint two community members to the District Building and Grounds Committee.

“We want the community to walk with us through this transparent process of collaboration,” Manley said. “We, together, look forward to the day that we break ground and then proudly cut the ribbon to our future.”

The district approved placing the levy on Tuesday’s ballot after it failed in last year’s general election.

See all of the election results here

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