Ohio District to Cut 4 Teachers to Close Deficit

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In a 5-0 vote, the board authorized a staff reduction plan that includes the elimination for the 2013-14 school year of a physical education teacher, a French teacher, a technology teacher, and a third-grade teacher.

The proposed plan is designed to close a $370,000 deficit.

Larry Brown, superintendent, said the budget cuts are an unfortunate consequence of decreasing revenues.

“This is a one-year solution,” he said, adding that the district will have to re-evaluate the financial situation next year. “... It’s not something that we’d like to do.”