NEW CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) - A Clark County school district is hoping a tax levy will help it avoid a major deficit.
More than 200 people gathered Monday evening to hear the Tecumseh Local School District's superintendent outline a plan to raise enough money to avoid major cuts.
District officials are adding a 12.37 mill emergency operating levy on the May ballot.
The five year levy would generate $3.5-million a year.
The superintendent says if the levy doesn't pass, it would put the district in fiscal emergency among other losses.
"We're going to lose programs that are near and dear to our community and we'll only be a shell of what we are now," said Brad Martin, Superintendent of Tecumseh Local Schools.
"I feel like they're getting short changed. I feel like they're getting the raw end of the deal. Everyone from generations prior they got their due, they got their education, so I think it's time that my children get their chance as well," said Danny Kottmyer, parent.
Other things on the chopping block include teacher positions, busing for high school students and art, gym and music classes.
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