Voters in North Canton now have a school levy to consider on the May ballot.
The Canton Repository recently reported the North Canton Board of Education approved a 2.4-mill permanent improvement levy for the ballot on May 7.
The continuous levy would generate about $1.44 million annually and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $73 per year, according to the Canton Repository.
“Our infrastructure is in serious need of attention, but there are limited funds to address this issue,” Superintendent Michael Hartenstein told the Akron Beacon Journal last week. “We are also behind on technology. We must give our students a 21st century education with 21st century tools.”
The Canton Repository reported that the money will not go toward staff salaries, which is usually done through a general-operating tax.