Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland Board of Education met on Thursday, November 7, for a regularly scheduled work session and added three additional meetings for the remainder of the year to discuss how to move
forward after the failed levy vote on November 5. The board also decided to add a public input session to its next business meeting on November 19. The full meeting schedule through the end of the year is listed below. All meetings start at 6 PM and will be held in the LMS/LIS Media Center on 757 South Lebanon Road.
Results of Combined Operating and Bond Levy on Nov. 5 Ballot
YES – 1219
NO – 4101
YES – 1185
NO – 4394
YES – 43
NO – 139
YES – 2447
NO – 8634
The combined operating and bond levy on last Tuesday’s ballot was turned back by a 78-22 percent margin.
On election night the Board issued a press release conceding defeat and Board President Art Jarvis said, “No one wins when our schools lose, and with the levy setback, the needs remain. As for immediate next steps, we will reflect on the vote and the needs in the district and ascertain what the community will support going forward. We have urgent facility and operating issues, but this was not the plan the voters wanted.”
If the Board decides to place a new operating or bond issue on the March 17, 2020, primary election ballot, it must be certified to, or filed with boards of elections by 4 PM on December 18.
- Tuesday, November 19, 6 PM (business meeting), including public input session (Details to be announced)
- Tuesday, November 26, 6 PM (special meeting)
- Tuesday, December 3, 6 PM (special meeting)
- Tuesday, December 10, 6 PM (work session)
- Tuesday, December 17, 6 PM (special meeting)