Tax for Maumee schools approved


Maumee City Schools voters on Tuesday headed off a possible 30 layoffs, bus-service cuts, and steeply higher activity fees by approving a 4.9-mill continuing levy for operations.

“This was a great night for our students, and a great night for the community,” schools Superintendent Gregory Smith said after the board of education tallied unofficial returns.

He gave “a huge thank-you to the community” and promised to be “as fiscally prudent as possible while offering a great education to the students.”

The Maumee levy’s apparent approval followed, by six months, a 110-vote defeat of a tax one mill higher. School officials had warned that while they would likely come back to voters again in the spring if the question on Tuesday’s ballot failed, the district would face deep spending cuts because collection of any tax approved in 2012 would not start until 2013.