Euclid - The Euclid Board of Education has announced drastic cuts after a special meeting called Monday night.
Board president Donna Sudar has confirmed voters' failure to renew an emergency levy in 2018 left the district short $5.6 million dollars that it used in the operating budget.
The cuts will be felt at all schools in many forms. Those will included:
- Transportation will be reduced to a state minimum (only students one through eight who live more than two miles from school will receive transportation).
- All preschool and kindergarten students will continue to receive transportation.
- A total of 21 positions will be cut, including teaching positions in music and art, technology and gym.
- Tennis, golf and cheerleading will be cut.
- Athletic programs in eighth-grade will be limited to one team for each sport.
- Drill Team, Student Council, School Newspaper and a long list of after school programs will be cut.
"It was honestly one of the hardest things I've had to do as a member of this board," says Sudar, who also remains hopeful for a possible re-tread of a new levy in 2019. "Were out of options for now, but November is on the table."
The district has also implemented a pay freeze for the 2019-2020 school year.
You can find the schools statement and more information on the cuts by clicking here.
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