CPS: City owes schools money from Duke Energy Center back taxes

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Public Schools held a finance meeting Tuesday night to discuss a dispute with the city.

The dispute involves taxes paid by the Duke Energy Center. The center paid some back taxes to the city last summer, and under the original agreement, CPS should have received about $8 million of it.

However, a provision added to Ohio's budget last year relieves the city of those payments.

Now, the district is suing to get what they feel they're owed.

"We're very concerned that we're paying legal fees as we sue the city, they're paying legal fees," said CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan. "We are hoping that they city will help us because right now their budget is balanced and the school district is facing layoffs because they have chosen not to give us the money."

CPS also discussed nursing cuts and their overall budget at Tuesday's meeting.

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