All Springfield schools' extra-curricular activities to be cut if levy fails

All Springfield schools' extra-curricular activities to be cut if levy fails

SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) - All Springfield schools' extra-curricular activities, including sports, could be cut if voters reject the May levy.

According to school leaders, some tough decisions could be in store for Springfield Local Schools. Wednesday the school board met to discuss what cuts they'll have to make if the May levy doesn't pass. Many packed into the meeting to find out what could be on the chopping block.

If the levy does not pass athletics and extra-curricular activities would disappear and transportation reduced to state minimums. Add that to cuts in faculty and programs and you get just over $4 million in savings.

“They're drastic… Those cuts have faces attached to them as employees. A lot of those employees live here in the district. It saddens me in the event of it not passing,” said school board member Rick Helminski.

The levy they need to pass is an emergency levy that would give the school $3.9 million over five years. If passed they will still have to balance the budget to get back on track. A decision will not be made until the election on May 5.

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