Ohio voters OK’d 69 percent of school tax issues, group says

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio School Boards Association says voters around the state approved 69 percent of the public school district tax issues that were on ballots Tuesday.

The group says there were 175 of those tax issues around Ohio, and unofficial elections results show voters approved 121 of them.

They passed all but a few of the 81 issues that were renewals. Ninety-four new school tax issues were put to a vote, and fewer than half of those were approved.

In two counties, some schools jointly asked voters for more funding using a new state law that essentially lets a group of districts propose a levy specifically to pay for school security efforts and mental health services. Both of those measures — in Brown and Butler counties — were defeated.