Medina School District tax levy, 2009
The school board agreed to place a 3.9-mill levy on the November ballot and on the ballot for the next three years in order to help balance the school budget. The Medina School District is facing a budget deficit of $13.3 million in 2011.
School board members said that "it's hard to see any other way." Superintendent Randy Stepp said that the district has already made reductions throughout the district but added "We want to find creative ways to maintain programs. We don't want to eliminate programs. We want to find ways to maintain what we have and stay excellent."
However, some Medina residents argue that the timing is wrong and "unfair and unwise" to put a school levy on the ballot during an economic recession.
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