Education: Holiday

Unlike those in many other U. S. communities, the public schools of Springfield, Ohio were open on Election Day. But those of the 68,000 citizens of Springfield who went to the polls had to decide whether Springfield's 12,000 school children should have a much longer holiday. Up for a vote was a proposed three-mill property levy to raise $240,000 a year to keep the penniless city schools open for the winter. Springfield voted the levy down 2-to-1. Sure enough the schools, out of operating funds and already owing $66,000 in back salaries to...

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