CLYDE - Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District voters rejected another operating levy Tuesday.
The district had sought approval of a three-year, 4.9-mill levy. Voters also rejected the levy in May.
According to unofficial totals, 889 voted for the levy, and 1,474 voted against it.
In Seneca County, 93 voters approved the levy, and 210 rejected it. In Sandusky County, 796 approved it, and 1,264 rejected it, according to unofficial totals.
Superintendent Gregg Elchert said officials were disappointed, and there were more voters Tuesday compared to May.
"We didn't make up a whole lot of ground versus what the results were in May," he said.
Elchert said the school board has two decisions to make.
He said first, it must decide whether to place the levy on the November ballot, which will be his recommendation. The board also will have to decide whether to implement any cuts prior to the November election or whether it will make any cuts based on the results of the November election, he said.
If the district does not go on the November ballot, it means there are going to be significant cuts for the 2012-13 school year because it will have lost a year of collection, he said.
Elchert has said the district is getting less revenue and has cut $1.6 million from the budget. The district has lost more than $1 million in funding since the 2008-09 school year and has experienced rising utility and health care costs.
Elchert said the levy would generate $1.08 million annually and fund general operating expenses of the district, such as fuel, salaries and utilities. The owner of a $100,000 home would have paid about $150 annually.