Marysville News

Marysville schools' 9-mill renewal levy passes overwhelmingly

Marysville school district voters overwhelmingly approved a 9-mill continuous renewal levy May 7.

With all 28 precincts reporting, the final unofficial tally by the Union County Board of Elections showed 4,323 votes in favor of the levy (78.84 percent) and 1,160 votes against it (21.16 percent.)

The levy combines a current five-year, 5-mill levy and a 4-mill levy into a 9-mill continuous levy. According to the Union County Auditor's Office, it will cost $270.27 annually per $100,000 of home valuation; there will be no new taxes added.

Tuesday’s success at the polls means the Marysville Board of Education will not have to adopt contingency plans to eliminate jobs and programs to achieve $3 million worth of budget cuts.

However, $2.3 million worth of budget cuts approved April 18 will stand, including the loss of more than 45 jobs. Those were made necessary by the defeat of a levy last November.