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Last chance for Swanton voters to approve new school

SWANTON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Swantonschool leaders are asking voters to approve a bond issue that would allow thedistrict to build a brand new K-6 school.

Theysay the timing is perfect because extra funds are available from the state, butnot everyone agrees.

 "We just really, truly believe that this needis real," said Superintendent Jeff Schlade.

Hesays the school's current middle and elementary schools are in bad shape. Ifthey build a new K-6 school, they would move seventh and eighth grades to thehigh school building.

Inorder for the district to be able to use the approximately $11 million in statefunds for the project, they need the community's support to come up with therest by August. They are making a second and final attempt at getting the issuepassed by voters.

"Thisreally is our last shot, and if it doesn't pass again, then the state pullsthat funding off the table," Schlade said.

Ifapproved, the levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home just over $9 a month.

Thoseagainst it say that's money they just don't have to spend right now, whilethose in support say they don't want to miss this opportunity for funding fromthe state.

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