Budget cuts coming to local school district

West Carrollton High School. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
West Carrollton High School. (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A local school district will be making budget cuts starting this summer.

West Carrollton City Schools Superintendent Rusty Clifford told 2 NEWS  Thursday the district will be making the cuts after a levy request failed in March.

A school levy for WCCS is already on the November ballot. The 5.5 mil levy requested in March failed and because of that cost savings measures will be put in place.

The district says prior to the start of the 2016-17 school year transportation will be provided only at the state minimum, which is busing Kindergarten through eighth-grade students living more than two miles from their school. There will be no transportation for the high school or preschool.

The school will also make an additional $215,000 in budget reductions.

According to school officials if the levy request fails in November the district will eliminate 20 teacher and staff positions before the start of the 2017-18 school year. They will also place a new request on the May 2, 2017 ballot asking for a 6.8 mil levy.

West Carrollton Schools also says that if the November measure passes, they will return transportation to the one-mile limit and staff and teacher cuts will not be made.

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