|Rossford turns down school bond issue by 99 votes|
|Written by Sentinel Staff|
|Wednesday, 06 November 2013 01:06|
ROSSFORD — Voters returned the president of the Board of Education to office and ensured she and the rest of the board will continue to discuss the district’s building needs.
A 4.6-mill building bond levy was defeated by 99 votes, far closer than the 2-to-1 trouncing the last building proposal suffered three years ago.
Superintendent Dan Creps, who has just been on the job since April, said the result was a disappointment. Still he saw the dramatic narrowing of the marginof defeat as a positive. The vote turnout, he noted was somewhat lower than was projected.
He said district officials will go back out into the community to gain more insight into the decision.
Still, Creps said, the “plan is a great plan.”
The plan, the first of a two-phase plan, would have built new elementary schools on the sites of Indian Hills and Eagle Point. The second phase called for a mostly new high school and junior high on the current downtown site.
Creps said he’d sit down with the Board of Education and “see where we go from here.”
That board will include a new member.
Board president Dawn Burks was the top vote getter in the race for two seats on the Board of Education. She garnered 1,177 votes, or 24 percent,
She will be joined on the board by Jackie Huffman, who received 1092 votes, 22.3 percent.
Not returning to school board will be Doug Miller. The attorney had been appointed to the board in February, 2012, to fill an unexpired term. He got 839 votes, 17.1 percent.
Two challengers Tiffany Densic., 945 votes, 19.3 percent. and Sue Gluckin, 850 votes, 17.3 percent, failed in their bids for school board seats. But had opposed the building levy.
Both Burks and Huffman spoke in favor of the bond levy, as did Miller.
Burks, a guidance counselor at Perrysburg High School, has led the board through a turbulent period as it hired a new superintendent, oversaw the formulation of the new building plan and coped with declining revenues.
At a meet-the-candidates night last month, Huffman spoke of her long experience as a business owner as well as the mother of children who had gone through the system.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:32|
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