|By Carl Ryan, The Blade, Toledo, Ohio|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
At a community forum last week, Superintendent
Reserves will cover spending gaps until the end of the 2016-2017 year, when the district runs out of cash and faces a projected deficit of
The superintendent said the board of education is considering asking for a combined millage that would be used for operating expenses and facility improvements needed in the high school and middle school, including
The district has a slew of other building needs as well, including the installation of air conditioning at
Three options for the millage request are under scrutiny: 3.9 mills, which would cost the owner of a
A cost-cutting campaign has been under way since the 2003-2004 school year, as the district's enrollment has shrunk,
The district also has realized savings by requiring employees to pay a larger share of their medical insurance premiums, which now stands at 15 percent -- a number
In 2012-2013, the latest year for which data is available, the average teacher salary in
Similarly, he said, cuts could be made to extracurricular programs that exceeded state minimum programs, such as music, art, family and consumer science, and business.
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