Voters in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District will see the 8-mill renewal tax levy for the school district on the ballot when they head to the polls this coming May.

The board of education approved the renewal to be on the ballot during their recent special meeting.

Superintendent Jeff Staggs said the levy has been in effect for the past five years and this will be the first time the levy is up for renewal.

The 8-mill levy generates approximately $700,000 a year and is used for general operating expenses such as books, gasoline, heating costs, salaries for teachers, etc.

In other business at the meeting, the board approved the establishment of the Renovation Fund which is related to the "Restore the Pride" locker room renovation project at the high school.

The board also approved the establishment of a high school dodge ball club at no cost to the board of education. Adam Lefler has agreed to be the volunteer advisor for the club.

Finally, board member Steven Brode will serve as the school district's representative for the Buckeye Career Center's Board of Education.

The Newcomerstown Board of Education will meet again Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. in the conference room for their organizational meeting.