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Centerville-Washington Township passes school levy
Centerville-Washington Township passes school levy

Centerville-Washington Township passes Issue 8, a combined 1-mill permanent improvement and 5.9-mill operating levy

The Centerville-Washington Township community passed Issue 8, a combined 1-mill permanent improvement and 5.9-mill operating levy, during the Nov. 5 election.

"The passage of Issue 8 will help us maintain a high quality of education in Centerville-Washington Township," said Superintendent Dr. Tom Henderson in a message to parents. "These additional funds will assist us in keeping and attracting great teachers, continuing college and career readiness courses, updating classroom technology, and ensuring our schools are safe, secure and in good condition."

The final margin of victory was 51% for and 49% against the request. This was the first time Centerville Schools had been on the ballot in six years.

Dr. Henderson also thanked the hundreds of volunteers for their efforts in informing the community about Issue 8, noting that the district "will keep working hard to provide the excellent educational opportunities our students deserve and our community expects while being good stewards of our taxpayers' dollars."

Centerville City Schools serve nearly 8,400 students in Centerville and Washington Township in southwest Ohio, offering a variety of educational programs to a diverse student population. The district operates 13 school buildings, as well as two preschools and a bus facility accommodating and servicing 120 buses that also transports daily to 15 public and 15 non-public schools. Visit www.centerville.k12.oh.us for more information.