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Sheffield-Sheffield Lake School levy fails

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    Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City Schools Superintendent Michael Cook (CENTER) speaks with Pat Czech, school board member and former Brookside teacher, Brent Schremp, Brookside High School and Middle School Principal, and Amy DeLuca, school board member, on Tuesday night, November 7 as poll results begin to come in.



SHEFFIELD — A levy requesting new money for the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district failed Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.

The measure, which would have generated about $462,080 annually and had an annual cost to homeowners of $52.50 to be used for current expenses, garnered 40 percent of the vote.

“The board and I still believe that putting this levy on the ballot was in the best interest of our kids and our community,” Superintendent Michael Cook said. “We know we are deficit spending and will eventually need money. We were trying to avoid the situation of an emergency by being proactive.”

Cook noted the district’s approach of being proactive instead of reactive is a “culture shift.”

“The end result is we will need a higher millage than 1.5 in the future based on this levy failing,” he said. “We greatly appreciate the people who turned out to support our schools.”

Contact Katie Nix at 329-7129 or knix@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter @KatieHNix.

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