DELHI TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19)- It had been 16 years since the Oak Hills School District asked voters to pass a levy.
On Tuesday, 55 percent of voters shot down the 5-year operating levy that would have generated $5.3 million for the district per year.
"Public Schools belong to the community and our community has spoken, and I think they have spoken loudly," said Oak Hills Superintendent Todd Yohey.
"I'm disappointed. I've been in the Oak Hills School District. I went to Oak Hills," said Tracey Hilvert, a parent in the Oak Hills School District. "I thought the community would have supported it a little bit more."
District officials say they must now cut between $1.5-$2 million for fiscal year 2014.
"We are going to see some reductions in some teaching positions. We are going to see some reductions here at central office," said Yohey.