BELLBROOK, Ohio (WDTN) – Voters rejected a 5.7-mill levy that would help fund the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek School District Tuesday.

The levy failed by 53% of the vote. It was the the Bellbrook-Sugarcreek Board of Education’s third attempt to pass it after the levy failed in May 2019 and again this past March.

The board said the future of programs and student experiences are now in serious jeopardy. Cuts and reductions will move the district closer to state minimums regarding electives, programs, class sizes and busing. 

“The fiscal reality, however, is that we simply cannot continue to make reductions without seriously impacting the quality of our students’ educational experience,” said David Carpenter, board president. “Unfortunately, that is where we are right now.”