WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - Students and parents in the Lakota district are working tirelessly as the clock keeps ticking before voters hit the polls. Hundreds attended a "Honk for Lakota" rally at several busy intersections Monday.
"Our community is our schools, if we don't support the community then there goes the schools," said Kathy Cook, who has children in the district.
Lakota moms have been at it non-stop -- putting out yards signs, hosting forums, and making posters, they say no effort is great enough when comes to ensuring and excellent education for their kids.
"We're as lean as we can be, the next round of cuts that would be coming would truly effect every kid in the classroom," said Donna Leslie, a Lakota mom.
The district is askng voters to pass a 7.9 mill levy that would last 10 years, homeowners pay $242 per $100,000 in home value. The district is facing a $10 million dollar deficit and has already laid of 75 employees.
If the levy fails the district could move to a six day period at the high schools, lay off 130 teacher and cut high school busing.