Over 100 positions cut at Princeton due to budget crisis

The Princeton School board has approved millions of dollars in cuts from next year's budget, and more could be on the way.

More than 100 positions have been cut for the upcoming school year, including 68 teachers and 32 support-staff employees.

The cuts trim about $10 million from the budget and are the result of reductions in state funding, including millions from the commercial tax a tangible personal property (TPP) which Princeton has relied on for years.

Last week, the district eliminated six administrative positions, including the Director of Technology, Director of Communications, athletic director, and several principals.

Cuts will affect all 10 schools in the district, including gifted and special-needs students, transportation, preschool and after school offerings according to the district.

Officials say that the board has also cut several "exempt" staffers who are neither in administration nor a union.

In the past two years, Princeton has cut 20% of teachers, 16% of support staff, and 54% of administrators.

The Princeton School District is rated "Excellent" by the Ohio Department of Education.

Governor John Kasich has ordered that Princeton cut $2 million a year from their budget over the next 15 years.

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