JVS levy overwhelmingly approved

Staff Report

The Lorain County JVS got good grades from voters Tuesday.

A five-year, 0.75-mill operating levy was approved by a 62,875 to 47,159 vote margin, or about 57 percent to 43 percent, according to unofficial margins from the Lorain County Board of Elections. The levy raises about $3.8 million annually for the vocational school.

It helps pay staff salaries as well as for supplies. The levy costs homeowners $23 for every $100,000 their homes are worth.

Superintendent Glenn Faircloth didn’t return calls late Tuesday, but previously said a levy defeat would’ve led to staff cuts. Deputy superintendent Jerry Pavlik also didn’t return calls.

The JVS, in Pittsfield Township, has about 1,000 students. It serves students from the Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia Township, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Midview, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield, Sheffield Lake and Wellington school districts.

Staff Report