Levy Failure Has Groveport Madison School District Bracing For Cuts


The Groveport Madison school district was examining where to make millions of dollars worth of cuts on Wednesday after voters had rejected a tax levy.

The funding measure failed at the polls on Tuesday. Unofficial results from the Franklin County elections board showed the levy losing by 16 votes. The small margin would trigger an automatic recount.

District officials had previously said a failure would force them to make $4.5 million in budget cuts.
to make up for a 4.5 million dollar short fall.

Superintendent Bruce Hoover said the cutbacks would affect all students.

"There's a lot of disappointment moving forward. And we'll probably lose a lot of services because of this," Hoover said.

Potential cuts included the elimination of 20 teaching positions, along with high school busing and extracurricular activities.

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