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Schools across Ohio still seeking tax increases

By DAN SEWELL
Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) - There have been plenty of changes for Ohio schools this year, but one thing remains the same: Many of them are asking voters to approve tax hikes.

Nearly a third of Ohio's 600-plus public school districts have levies, bonds or income tax hikes on Tuesday's ballots.

The new state budget increased overall school funding over the next two years. Schools can seek grants from a new $250 million fund to reward education innovation, and schools are getting money from Ohio's new casinos.

But school officials say many districts are still trying to recover from earlier state funding cuts, reduced property tax revenues and the end of federal stimulus funds. The majority of new levies are usually rejected, meaning multiple trips to the ballot for many schools.

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