These folks are threatening churches and other local organizations that, should the levy fail, district schools will be closed to the community. It's a great lie to spread since it creates an immediate need and a reason for those groups to campaign for the levy, but it's absolutely false.
According to Ohio law:
The superintendent cannot legally close the schools, and he knows it.
3313.76 Schoolhouses available for educational and recreational purposes.
Upon application of any responsible organization, or of a group of at least seven citizens, all school grounds and schoolhouses, as well as all other buildings under the supervision and control of the state, or buildings maintained by taxation under the laws of this state, shall be available for use as social centers for the entertainment and education of the people, including the adult and youthful population, and for the discussion of all topics tending to the development of personal character and of civic welfare, and for religious exercises. Such occupation should not seriously infringe upon the original and necessary uses of such properties. The public officials in charge of such buildings shall prescribe such rules and regulations for their occupancy and use as will secure a fair, reasonable, and impartial use of the same.
Effective Date: 10-01-1953 (emphasis added)
Yet, the superintendent, his administration, and their levy campaigners are now lying to churches and other organizations.
What lesson is being taught? That it's OK to lie as long as you get what you want? What about ethics and personal integrity.
Lying to churches? Hmmm.