Voters rejected 17 of 23 school levy requests in special local elections held last week across Ohio.

Of the six issues that were passed, four were to renew existing levies.

Many school districts are bracing for cuts in the state’s new 2012-2013 budget, which trims $780 million in operating funds for schools.

Some districts said they would try again in November.

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