Niles superintendent urges residents to pass school levy to avoid cuts

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In the past year, Niles voters have said “no” to two additional school levies and a combined substitute levy.

Now, Niles’ superintendent is recommending that come May, the district should try and renew one of the current levies before it expires at the end of next year.

At a school board meeting Thursday night, Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen recommended that a 4.6 mill, 10-year levy that generates $1.3 million a year be placed on the May ballot for renewal.

“But I will tell you, if it doesn’t pass in May that will cause an issue for us because we will not go into 2019-20 school year. We won’t be able to because of the fear we might not pass it in November. So that money would expire of course in January. So if it fails in May, you will have to cut before November? Before the start of the school year. That potential is certainly there,” Thigpen said.

No decision has been made yet on what will be cut if the levy fails in May.

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