What's on your ballot?

With the May 3rd primary election soon upon us, 148 school related issues will be decided by voters. The following comprise those issues:

The links take you to the local issues summaries as provided by the Ohio Secretary of State.

According to our friends at Support Ohio Schools

The school items are down from 178 in 2010 and 160 in 2009

The reduction is likely because districts are waiting to see how the final budget, due July 1, will affect funding and properly gauge the amount they should seek from voters.

"The significant decline in the number of levies being placed on the ballot due to uncertainty with the state budget is also a part of a multi-year trend toward fewer districts asking voters for additional funding," Support Ohio Schools Executive Director Jerry Rampelt said in a release.

"Unfortunately, we expect this trend to reverse quickly and significantly once schools realize the catastrophic funding realities that state budget cuts will bring."