Bond levy fails at polls

by Laura Bednar

The $165 million bond levy for the Nordonia City School District failed on the Nov. 8 ballot with 60.41% of voters against the levy and 39.59% for the levy, according to unofficial election results from the Summit County Board of Elections.

The 7.75-mill levy would have been used to build three new school buildings in the district. β€œI am grateful the board gave the community the opportunity to voice their opinion, and I am grateful for the feedback the voters gave,” said Superintendent Dr. Joe Clark. β€œIt was clear they did not like the master plan that was developed by our steering committee. With the bond failing, our facility issues still remain. I expect the board will soon begin discussing where they go next, be it another try for this plan, a modified plan, or something entirely different. Doing nothing is not an option.”