Parents And Students Hope W. Musk Levy Passes

by Mackenzie Stasko on May 7, 2013 at 6:51 am

Voter turnout in Muskingum County is being called light, which is expected since not all voters are eligible to cast a ballot.

There are three issues on the ballot; one for East Muskingum schools, one for West Muskingum schools and a levy for the Village of Dresden. The West Muskingum school levy has failed multiple times and there are some parents who hope voters realize how necessary it really is.

"As the campaign is saying, the need is real. The students and the teachers have sacrificed over the last several years and it’s time that they have what they need. They deserve it, they all deserve it," said Lori Meadows, a parent of a senior at West Muskingum High School.

Meadows daughter is a senior at West Muskingum High School and says she wants the levy to pass because a lot of kids are missing out on extracurricular activities.

"I play sports and we have to pay $295 a sport and that really cuts into the budget a lot, it just depends on how much you love to play. A lot of kids aren’t able to play sports anymore because their family doesn’t have the money and we see it at school, we aren’t able to have some extra things that we need," said Macy Meadows, a senior at West Muskingum.

There are also issues and races being decided in Coshocton, Guernsey, Noble and Licking Counties.