MASON, OH (FOX19) - As expected, Mason City Schools have been forced to make some tough decisions for next year after a defeated levy back in November.
Had the levy passed, the cuts actually equal the amount a tax levy would have generated this year.
Superintendent Dr. Kevin Bright says the bulk of the cuts will come from eliminating jobs and cutting funding to school programs. Bus transportation will be cut for grades 4-12. The district is apparently planning to reduce the number of stops and routes.
A fee will also be implemented to anyone playing sports. Beginning in August, middle school athletes will be charged a $100 participation fee and high school students will pay $150.