The Upper Arlington school district will again delay asking voters to approve a levy in 2011, further breaking a nearly 20-year cycle of asking for a levy every three years.

The Upper Arlington school district will again delay asking voters to approve a levy in 2011, further breaking a nearly 20-year cycle of asking for a levy every three years.

Administrators first decided to extend the traditional levy cycle by one year in June 2010. This year's extension, announced at a June 29 special meeting, will mark the fifth year since the last levy in November 2007, when voters approved a combined levy of 4.2 mils operating and 2 mils permanent improvement.

District treasurer Andy Geistfeld said the decision to postpone the levy is the result of a group effort to decrease current expenditures and avoid future expenditures, thus preserving the district's fund balance. He said the district will finish fiscal year 2011 with revenue exceeding expenditures.

"We don't know what the future holds," said superintendent Jeffrey Weaver. "But we do know what this year holds. Right now, we anticipate being on the ballot in November 2012."

For more on this story, see the July 7 edition of ThisWeek Upper Arlington.