Canfield considers levy in November

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Voters in the Canfield School District could face a levy campaign this fall.

The Board of Education held a special 7 a.m. meeting on Thursday to discuss placing a new 5.9 mil operating levy on the November ballot.

Superintendent Alex Geordan said state funding has been flat the last two years and the new biennium budget holds no increases. It’s been more than a decade since voters approved new money for the district, and that’s forced some belt-tightening.

“Busses being loaded a little heavier, classroom sizes enlarging, expectations from staff increased,” said Geordan. “There’s been a lot of cuts. I think it’s time to look to how to grow us as a district.”

Geordan said if the levy was approved, he would look into expanding busing, upgrading the school’s security and offering advanced placement and STEM course.

The board meets next week for a second reading on the resolution.

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