Dayton school board opts against tax levy for fall ballot

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Voters in Dayton will see just one tax levy on their fall ballots after the city’s school board dropped a proposed property tax levy.

The 5-mill levy proposed by Dayton Public Schools would have funded expanded preschool, summer and after-school programs. But it would have overlapped in part with the city of Dayton’s proposed income tax increase, which also seeks to expand preschool.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( ) the school board let the levy issue die without a vote at a Tuesday night meeting.

At the meeting, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley discussed ways the district and city could work together on grant money to fund the summer programs.

The school board president says the levy had a 50-50 chance of being rejected, and the grants have a higher probability.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,