Beavercreek School Board discusses potential cuts to budget if levy fails

(WKEF/WRGT)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The Beavercreek School Board discussed potential cuts to the budget Tuesday evening if a school levy fails in November.

The district approved the placement of a more than $11 million emergency operating levy, which would fund day-to-day operations including bus fuel, utilities and salaries.

Since Ohio law requires that an emergency levy only support daily operations, it would not fund new buildings.

If approved by voters, the levy start in 2019, and would cost homeowners about $200 each year for $100,000 of property value.

"When you're looking at making significant reductions, those reductions tend to be in staffing and personnel costs," Superintendent Paul Otten said, "just because it's such a large budget item."

The school district said that even though it is called an emergency levy, it does not indicate a financial emergency emergency, crisis or error.

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