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Beavercreek Board of Education approves multi-million dollar cuts

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – Beavercreek City Schools’ Board of Education has approved budget cuts including the elimination of more than a dozen teaching positions.

In total, approved reductions will save the district nearly $2.7 million per year.

The following positions were cut:

  • 1 Elementary Assistant Principal
  • 1 Curriculum Supervisor
  • 1 Buildings/Grounds & Transportation Supervisor
  • 1 District Library Media Specialist
  • 14.5 Classroom Teachers (including a part-time position)
  • 1 Custodian
  • 1 Groundskeeper
  • .65 Courier (not a full-time position)
  • Up to 9 Transportation workers
  • 1 IMC Technician
  • 3 Elementary Teacher Assistants

Additionally, the Board approved a 10 percent reduction in department budgets district-wide.

A new pay-to-participate fee structure for athletics is also in place starting with the 2019-2020 school year.

Families should expect to pay the following:

  • Middle School: $150 per sport, $300 individual maximum per year, $750 family maximum per year
  • High School: $250 per sport, $500 individual maximum per year, $750 family maximum per year

A 6-hour and 45-minute school day for all buildings was also approved for the 2019-2020 school year during the Board’s meeting on January 10.

The schedule change will increase transportation efficiency, improve the service for all students and families, and help the district’s bottom line significantly, according to officials.

"Budget reductions became necessary after Beavercreek voters rejected a 6.2 mil operating levy in November, 2018, creating a loss of revenue for the entire 2019-2020 fiscal year," officials said in a release.

Two new levies will be put on the May ballot, however, even if they were to pass, these cuts are final.

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