NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) - Tecumseh Schools is trying for a ninth time to get a levy passed.
At risk is a state takeover, music classes cut, more staffing cuts and between 50 to 60 percent of students at Tecumseh High School could lose bus transportation if the levy fails on May 7.
"We always want to be confident that something's going to pass. After eight times and eight failures we believe that we have got the word out this time," said Brad Martin, Superintendent.
The district is trying to pass a 12.37 mill levy that would raise $3.5 million for the district.
"It's about $390 per hundred dollars per $100,000 dollars for a house," said Martin.
Vivian Finfrock graduated from Tecumseh High School and said she's never voted against a levy, but right now she thinks that's a hefty price to pay.
"We are both retired, so we are on what you call a limited income and you plan for so much. We have more than some people, but it gets less and less over time," said Finfrock .
The district has already reduced its staff by 23 percent. 56 percent voted against the levy last November.
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