Great Oaks renewal operating levy passes

By Megan Neary -

The Great Oaks Career Campuses’ 2.7-mill renewal operating levy passed at Tuesday’s general election, according to unofficial results.

Votes for the levy totaled 180,700 while votes against totaled 104,751.

Great Oaks serves 36 Ohio school districts, including Washington Court House City Schools and Miami Trace Local Schools. According to unofficial results from the Fayette County Board of Elections, the levy passed with a wide margin locally with 4,919 votes for and 3,260 against.

Great Oaks President and CEO Harry Snyder said the operating levy makes up two-thirds of Great Oaks’ budget. The rest of the funding comes primarily from the state of Ohio, with some federal grants making up the remainder.

Snyder said “the voters have spoken and our Great Oaks students, partnering districts, and communities have won. Our communities have told us that they support our work and appreciate what we do, and they’re willing to continue to provide the resources we need. This levy renewal was essential to keep Great Oaks going for many years to come. We will keep working to make every student successful and to continue being a valuable asset to our region.”

By Megan Neary

Reach Megan Neary at 614-440-9124 or @MeganNeary2

Reach Megan Neary at 614-440-9124 or @MeganNeary2