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      Northwood local schools starts levy campaign for new school building

      <p> <font size="2">Northwood residents will have a chance to vote on school building levy on the</font> <font size="2" face="Arial"><font size="2" face="Arial">N</font></font><font size="2">ov. 5 ballot.</font></p>

      Northwood local school leaders held a meeting Wednesday night with parents and residents about a plan to build a new school facility.

      Northwood local schools want to build a new elementary, middle, and high school all in one building for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.

      It's a big project, but it needs the support of the community through the approval of a levy. The levy is a 4.9 mill property tax combined with a quarter earned income tax. That along with $11.5 million dollars from the state would get rid of the districts' more than 50-year-old structures.

      "Structures that are getting old, plumbing systems that are leaky. Filtering systems that can't support the needs we have in the district. So it's time," explains Greg Clark, Northwood local schools superintendent.

      Northwood residents will have a chance to vote on school building levy on the Nov. 5 ballot.