There were a lot of smiling faces at Boardman schools today as voters approved the 3.9 mill emergency levy. Superintendent Frank Lazzeri said it was the team effort that made it possible.
"This was a team effort with teachers, PTA, parents, and building principals all working together and rowing in the same direction," Lazzeri said. "I am very encouraged that the community saw that we are good stewards of the taxpayers' money. They realized that good communities have to have excellent schools."
Lazzeri said the district will keep the promise of the levy lasting three years. He said while it will help continue classes like art and music as well as athletic programs, the money will not be used for salary increases.
"There will be no employee raises or replacement positions being filled from the cuts that were made," he said.
Unofficial results had the levy passing by 53 percent for and 47 percent against. Lazzeri said that is a good number and he and board members are pleased.
The district will receive the first half-year tax collection in June of 2013.