FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) - Despite desperate pleas from school officials, Fairborn residents turn down an 11.7 mill property levy that would have saved the district from cuts.
As a result, the district will stay under fiscal caution in the state and much discussed cuts will become a reality.
The levy would have cost homeowners an extra $358 a year and would have generated an estimated $7 million annually for Fairborn schools. Instead Superintendent Dave Scarberry tells 2 NEWS he is now forced to make $4 million in cuts.
Scarberry says he realized the levy would have been a stretch for the financially strapped community. Now, he says that educational programming will be affected with a long term affect on state school's state report card.
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