BOE rejects Ottawa Hills Local Schools levy

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Published: Aug. 23, 2023 at 4:19 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Lucas County Board of Elections rejected the Ottawa Hills Local School’s bid to place an operating levy for the district on the November ballot.

According to a statement from OHLS officials, the Lucas County Board of Elections declined to put the levy on the ballot due to a typographical error in the ballot language. The district is hoping to post a 12.9 mill operating levy to voters in November.

The BOE said the wording of the ballot language must include how much the homeowner will pay per $100,000. The correct amount is $452, but the district had said the amount was $382.

The Secretary of State’s Office informed school leaders about the mistake on Aug. 14 and the district submitted a new resolution Aug. 16, eight days past the filing deadline.

The OHLS treasurer said the district plans to file a petition for a Writ of Mandamus with the Ohio Supreme Court, asking it to order the BOE to certify the levy for the November ballot.

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