Rejected levy means tough budget decisions for Beavercreek school leaders

Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018 @ 12:01 AM

Beavercreek City School leaders are facing tough budget decisions after the city narrowly rejected a district levy to help with education costs Tuesday night.

Leaders say every department will be looked at, including staffing, elective courses, athletics and extracurricular activities. 

>>Beavercreek school levy fails by razor-thin margin; budget cuts coming

Content Continues Below

"This was for daily operations. This was for classroom supplies. This was for bus fuel, utilities and personnel costs, and when you don't have enough to make up the deficits, there's going to have to be changes,” public relations specialist Ryan Gilding told News Center 7’s Sean Cudahy.

The levy would have generated more than $11M per year for city schools, but would have cost more than $200 per year for the owner of a $100,000 home.

“This is a big deal that this did not pass,” said Beavercreek parent Melissa Sweeney. 

The district says it will do everything possible to ensure cuts affect students as little as possible, but have no answers as to where the cuts will come from right now.