Tuesday was the May 7 primary election. Voters in a number of Miami Valley counties decided school levies at the ballot box.
In Greene County, voters approved two school levies, including a new 6.15-mills emergency five-year levy for Beavercreek Schools operating expenses.
Before the election, Beavercreek officials had warned district layoffs would be needed if the levy failed. A similar ballot measure failed to pass last fall. The new levy is expected to cost the owner of a $100,000 home roughly $215 more a year.
Voters also overwhelmingly passed a five-year renewal levy of 1-mill for Beavercreek schools.
A levy for Bellbrook-Sugarcreek schools failed to pass by a wide margin. That 7.5 mills-replacement levy would have cost the owner of a $100,000 house an extra $211 a year.
In Montgomery County, voters also considered school operating levies in several school districts.
Voters approved a Kettering schools 6.9-mills renewal levy. The measure will not raise taxes.
A measure in Valley View failed to pass. That new 6.49-mills levy would have been permanent and cost the owner of a $100,000 home around $227 a year.
And in Oakwood, voters approved a two-part funding measure that would generate revenue for school operations and facilities.
Together, the 2.71 and 4.99 mills combination levy-and-bond issue would cost the owner of a $100,000 home nearly $270 dollars.