Dublin City Schools voters showed strong support Nov. 6 for a tax issue that will build new schools and maintain and improve existing structures.

According to unofficial final results from the Franklin, Delaware and Union counties boards of election the combination $195 million bond issue, 2-mill permanent-improvements levy and 5.9-mill operating levy on the general election ballot was approved with 21,936 votes (58 percent) for and 15,879 votes against (42 percent).

Superintendent Todd Hoadley said he is proud of the commitment the community made to the school district and its students.

During the campaign, the issue received strong support from Dubliin City Council, the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and the city's business community.

"We are extremely humbled by the voting results and the commitment that this community has shown to its children," Hoadley said.

Brian Kern, Dublin City Schools treasurer, said passage of the issue would increase district property owners school taxes by $207 annually per $100,000 of valuation.

The school district will use funding for construction of more than $115 million in facilities, including two elementary schools, a middle school and additions to high schools.

An elementary school and middle school are planned for Jerome Village, and another elementary school is planned for Bright Road.

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