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2021 Levy Information

Marion City Schools Renewal Levy

Marion City Schools is on the Nov. 2, 2021, ballot with a five-year renewal levy.

Key Facts


  • This five-year renewal levy is needed to maintain current operations.


  • If passed, the levy will provide financial stability to the district at zero additional cost to taxpayers.


  • The levy will generate $2 million per year for the district to continue covering day-to-day operations, including teachers and staff, technology, supplies, maintenance and utilities.


  • This operating levy was first passed in 1989 and has been in effect ever since.


  • Passage of the levy will ensure our students continue to receive the high-quality education, programming and services they deserve.


See below for Frequently Asked Questions and important election and voting registration dates.

What is on the Nov. 2 ballot for Marion City Schools?

Marion City Schools has a five-year renewal emergency levy on the Nov. 2 ballot.

How much will this cost taxpayers?

If the levy passes, there will be zero increase to taxpayers.


What will these dollars fund?

The funds will be used to continue to maintain the day-to-day operations of the district including teachers and staff, technology, supplies, maintenance and utilities. 


How much money will this generate for Marion City Schools?

The levy will generate $2 million per year for the district, which serves about 4,300 students. 


Is this a renewal levy or a new levy?

This is a renewal levy and will not increase taxes. The levy was first passed in 1989 and has been in effect ever since.   



How does this benefit me if I don’t have a child attending Marion City Schools?

Schools are an integral part of any community. A good school system helps maintain or even improve property values. Additionally, Marion City Schools facilities provide space and resources to support the residents of Marion. Preparing students for college and careers after graduation ultimately helps the entire community thrive.


Is there still time to register to vote?

Yes! Voter registration for the Nov. 2 election ends Monday, Oct. 4. To find out if you are registered to vote, visit


Do I have to vote on election day?

No. There are two alternative voting options. You can vote early in person at the Marion County Board of Elections, located at 222 W. Center St., Marion, OH 43302. Early voting begins Oct. 5. Additionally, you can request an absentee ballot by completing the application at

Important Voting Dates

October 4 - Voter registration deadline
October 5 - Early in-person voting begins
October 30 - Last day to register for absentee ballot
November 1 - Last day to mail absentee ballot
November 2 - Election day

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