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Marietta School District Levy Increase (May 2011)

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A Marietta School District Levy Increase measure was on the May 3, 2011 ballot in the Marietta school district area which is in Washington County.

This measure was approved

  • YES 2,992 (54.08%)Approveda
  • NO 2,541 (45.92%)[1]

This measure sought increase the current levy to a rate of 6.21 mills for a period of five years in order to help pay for expected budget shortfalls in the district.[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Shall a levy be imposed by the Marietta City School District, County of Washington, Ohio, for the purpose of AVOIDING AN OPERATING DEFICIT in the sum of $2,750,000, and a levy of taxes to be made outside of the ten-mill limitation estimated by the county auditor to average six and twenty-one hundredths (6.21) mills for each one dollar of valuation, which amounts to sixty-two and one-tenths cents ($0.621) for each one hundred dollars of valuation, for a period of five (5) years, commencing in 2011, first due in calendar year 2012?[3]

Additional reading


  1. Washington County board of Elections, Current Election Results
  2. Washington County Board of Elections, Marietta School Issue (dead link)
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.