Lakota Schools discuss nearly $12 million in budget cuts

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - In a special session with the Lakota School Board on Monday, Lakota Schools discussed nearly $12 million in budget cuts.

There are about seven areas of potential cuts being discussed but here are some of the most alarming:

  • Moving to a six day period at the high school which would decrease instructional time
  • Eliminate 130 additional teachers and staff
  • Eliminating all high school busing as well as eliminating busing for K-8 outside of a 2 mile radius

A letter has gone out to parents and teachers about the proposed cuts. Superintendent Mike Allen says although they're difficult to stomach, particularly the busing, it's the reality they're facing.

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