Troy voters approve school levy


By Matt Clevenger

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TROY — Voters in the Troy City Schools District have approved a 6.96-mill levy that is part of a larger plan to secure state funding for the construction of four new elementary school buildings and perform major upgrades to the electrical and HVAC systems at Troy High School.

“We would like to sincerely thank the Troy community and everyone who voted for new and better buildings for the students in our district,” Troy City Schools Board of Education President Sue Borchers said. “This is an exciting step forward in the education of our students and the future of our community.”

“We are dedicated to ensuring the building process is efficient, transparent and cost-effective,” Borchers said. “We look forward to creating opportunities for continued community engagement in this exciting process.”

Voters approved the bond issue and tax levy with 6,062 votes (53.67%) for the levy and 5,232 votes (46.33%) against the levy, according to unofficial election results from the Miami County Board of Elections. A total of 11,706 votes were cast.

“We would also like to thank the community members who volunteered so much of their personal time and energy to educate the community and communicate the facts around this levy,” Borchers said.

Under the levy, Troy homeowners will pay $20.30 monthly per $100,000 in home value. The 6.96 mill combined levy includes 4.66 mills for 37 years for construction of four new elementary school buildings, and 2.3 mills over 29 years for high school infrastructure improvements and maintenance of the new elementary buildings.

Three new elementary school buildings will be constructed for students from pre-kindergarten through fourth-grade, and a new middle school building will be built for fifth and sixth-grade students. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) will contribute $45.6 million of the project’s total cost, which is estimated at $154 million.

More information on the district’s building plan and the school levy can be found online, through Facebook or at

All results are unofficial until they are certified by the Miami County Board of Elections on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

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