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Licking Heights School Levy Passes

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Thirty-five jobs will be saved and busing will be provided for high school students in the Licking Heights district after voters agreed to pass a tax increase.

Licking Heights School Levy supporters waited for good news Tuesday as voters headed to the polls.

It was the second attempt for Licking Heights Steering Committee Treasurer Tracy Russ to get the measure to go through.

Russ said she wanted to see the schools her children attend receive more funding. "We've got time invested but it's all for the kids so that's what's important."

She says passing the levy was critical for the district because the schools were running out of funding.

"We've tried to get the message out and then we leave it to the voters," shared Superintendent Phillip Wagner.

Through various rallies and support nights held at local restaurants, the group was able to get the tax increase passed despite opposition.

Licking Heights residents voted in favor of the levy with 1,851 ‘yes' votes and 733 votes against it.

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