Cuyahoga Falls voters rejected Issue 4, the five-year, 3-mill levy with 57 percent against on Tuesday.
Superintendent Todd Nichols told the Beacon Journal Tuesday night the levy defeat was "disappointing."
The levy would have generated nearly $11 million for the district that would have gone toward school improvements. It would have cost an additional $92 a year for the owner of a $100,000 home.
Nichols said more than half of revenue generated by the levy would go toward three areas: safety and security, technology and curriculum and transportation. Cuyahoga Falls has implemented a “Bring Your Own Technology” to supplement for the lack of technology available at the school.
The remaining funds would have gone toward funding transportation, about $1.55 million over the next five years. Nichols told CuyahogaFalls.Ohio.com that security; technology and curriculum upgrades would have been the first priority if the levy passed.