Westerville Schools Discuss Services That Could Return If Levy Is Passed

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The Westerville City School Board met Wednesday to discuss the possibility of reviving programs if its proposed levy passes.

Superintendent Dr. J. Daniel Good, warned students and parents that while programs could come back they may not be the same as before, 10TV's Jason Frazer reported.

The district is proposing a levy in March. Administrators said approval of that levy could bring back non-athletic after-school programs, gift intervention services and reading intervention teachers.

"The thought of art, music and physical education going away, those are all things our kids should have access to,” parent Elaine Stash said. “It makes me sad that a community like Westerville can't support that.”

Other elements are lower on the priority list such as the return of magnet schools, cafeteria and recess aides, teacher training and preparation time.

"I'd like to have everything back, obviously that's not a possibility," said parent Ron Flasterstein. "The only way to keep the quality that we have for our education is to only cut $7 million dollars and be fiscally responsible."

The school board will meet on Monday to lay out what would be cut and what would be permanently reinstated if the levy passes in March.

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