NEW PHILADELPHIA Dover, Oh

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SUGARCREEK (WJER) - Garaway schools are back on the ballot asking voters to support a 10-year, 4-mill operating levy. The same levy failed in November by about 170 votes. 

Superintendent Jim Millet emailed WJER some information about the emergency levy. He says the levy is in response to decreased state and federal funding and increasing expenses from inflation and state mandates. 

Millet says the levy will raise just over one million dollars a year for 10 years. He says it will cost the owner of a $100,000 home 140 dollars per year. Millet says the money will be used to fund day-to-day operating expenses, including teachers, utilities, bus fuel, classroom supplies, safety improvements, and building maintenance. 

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