CARLISLE, Ohio (WDTN) - The Carlisle School Board is grappling with its budget.
District leaders met Monday evening in hopes of avoiding a state takeover.
The superintendent says the district is working on a plan to cut nearly half a million dollars to keep the district from falling into fiscal emergency status.
"The reality is there's a point that you reach where there's really nothing left to cut. There is no fluff, there is no fat, every cut is hurting," said Larry Hook, Superintendent of Carlisle Schools.
School leaders say pay to participate fees will likely be increased, high school busing could be cut and more teaching positions could be lost.
The board will ask voters to pass an emergency 5.9 mill levy in May 2013. The levy benefits would take effect in 2014.
This year, they will help 13 families in need buy toys, clothing and other items.
The man suspected in the RTA bus hub attack that led to another man's death has been released from the Montgomery County Jail pending further investigation.
Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, responded to Wednesday's Air Force’s announcement to begin reductions in force of both Airmen and civilian employees.
A Veterans Treatment Court opened Wednesday in Montgomery County designed to help veterans adjust and rebuild their lives after coming back from war.
After a third levy failure, students at Shawnee High School will no longer have bussing.