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WATCH: Levy Passage 'Critical' Says Woodridge Schools Superintendent

Cuyahoga Falls Patch sat down with Superintendent Walter Davis to discuss the academic and financial future of the Woodridge Local School district.

Issue 71 is just weeks away from hitting the ballot box.

If passed on Nov. 6, the five-year, 6.83-mill levy would generate $15 million in revenue and cost homeowners $209 per year for every $100,000 in valuation, said district Superintendent Walter Davis.

In the event Issue 71 fails, the Woodridge Board of Education will need to approve $1.8 million in cuts to keep the budget balanced and in the black through the 2013-14 school year.

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The reductions would go into effect July 1, 2013.  

According to Issue 71 Levy Committee Chairman Scott Karlo, cuts would include:

  • K-8 busing would be reduced to state minimum; high school transportation would be eliminated
  • Two part-time health aides
  • Three custodial aides
  • 1.5 guidance counselors
  • One industrial technology teacher
  • Three library tutors (no library unless parents volunteer)
  • Three kindergarten teachers (Elimination of all-day, everyday Kindergarten)
  • Five Woodridge High School teachers
  • Three Woodridge Middle School teachers
  • Four Primary School and Intermediate School teachers

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