Sylvania Schools safety levy fails

SYLVANIA (WTVG) - Sylvania School District did not get the funding they were hoping for Tuesday night, as voters decided against a new safety levy.

The 0.9- mill levy would have generated $6 million and would include updating the districts communication system, purchasing more surveillance cameras, adding school resource officers, and creating tighter security in the front offices for visitors coming into the school. It would have also allowed the district to hire 8-mental health counselors.

It would cost the owners of a $100,000 home about $52 a year.

Sylvania Schools Superintendent Dr. Adam Fineske, released this statement Wednesday morning: "A big thank you goes out to those who supported issue #7 and our next step towards safety and mental health. Even though unsuccessful, we are better by raising awareness of these growing issues and will continue to work this as a priority."

Sylvania's levy failed with more 13,000 votes against the levy and 9,668 in favor.

Voters also rejected safety levies in Findlay and Washington Local School Districts.