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Teacher cuts coming without Napoleon levy

NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Majorcuts could be on the way for the Napoleon School district if voters don'tapprove a levy.

Districtleaders say they will have to make significant cuts and changes if the levy isn'tapproved, and five or six teachers could lose their jobs. In addition, thenumber of buildings aides would be cut in half and Pay to Play fees forextracurricular activities would more than double.

"We'reabout $800,000 spending more than we're bringing in," said Superintendent Dr.Stephen Fogo.

Thedistrict is putting together a list of cuts they're hoping to avoid by getting communitysupport for a 2.9 mill property tax.

"Thisis just to keep the quality education that we have going in Napoleon," Fogosaid.

Thesuperintendent says the tax would help fund operating expenses and is separatefrom the previous levy for a new school building.

Someresidents say they hope the community supports it so teachers can stay employedand the quality of education doesn't change.

"Youcan meet the needs of individual students a lot better when there are more ofyou to do that, and that's probably what's going to get hurt," said Ron Roth, aNapoleon resident.

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