ASHLAND - Both of Hillsdale Local School District's levy renewals passed on Tuesday.
The 20.1 mill renewal passed with a 69.94 percent approval rate and the 1.4 mill renewal passed with a 71.01 percent approval rate, according to unofficial election results.
“I'd just like to thank everyone involved in helping and get the word out there... I’m just very thankful to the community for all of their support and for them understanding the importance of these levies to the school district," said Superintendent Steve Dickerson.
A new school facility will be constructed as a result of the passed levy, which will most likely be located where the current Hillsdale football stadium lies. It’s probable that the Hillsdale football team will play their home games at Ashland University’s Jack Miller stadium next season.
The operating levy renewal is a combination of three previous operating levies first passed in 1990 at 7.4 mills, 1998 at 4.8 mills and 1999 at 7.9 mills. Voters agreed to combine them in 2015 at 20.1 mills.
The operating levy costs about $36 monthly from every homeowner with a $100,000 property, and the permanent improvement levy costs $1.76 based on the same $100,000 property value.
Income from the operating levy would fund student programming and services, as well as the day-to-day operations of the schools.
Money from the permanent improvement levy will go towards projects such as technology updates, a roof, new buses, security updates, kitchen remodels and other building maintenance projects.