Voters in the Newcomerstown Exempted Village School District rejected the school district's replacement tax levy Tuesday.

"We'll have to do some examination," Newcomerstown Schools' Superintendent Jeff Staggs said. "The need does not go away; it will only increase."

Voters in Tuscarawas County rejected the measure, 58 percent against the measure to 41 percent for the levy.

The levy, which would have generated $331,041 annually, would have been used for general operations of the school district such as salaries, utilities, supplies, insurances, etc.

"All options will be discussed with the board (of education)," Staggs said, "and we'll see what will happen."

The options may include placing the measure back on an upcoming ballot or making cuts in programs, staff, etc.

The board of education will meet in regular session Monday, Nov. 8 to discuss options for the school district.