The Mad River Education Association was aware the positions would be addressed by the board Monday night, but “no specifics were discussed” with the union, Ellender said.
Attempts to reach teachers union leadership on Tuesday were unsuccessful.
Levy passage would increase costs for the owner of a home valued at $100,000 by $207.50 annually to fund school district operations, according to the proposed ballot language.
Ellender has projected “significant” increasing deficits in future years, starting in 2023-24. The additional tax levy would raise about $1.5 million a year if approved, Ellender has said.
The cuts proposed in case the levy fails are estimated at about $1.48 million, more than $925,000 of which would involve job salaries and benefits, according to Mad River documents.
They would also include a two-year hold of some equipment purchases, including student computers and a bus.
Mad River has about $10.4 million in federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Funds budgeted for this and next school year, but none in future forecasts, Ellender said.
With voter approval of the tax increase, “I wouldn’t say that there wouldn’t be any cuts. But there will have to be more cuts if we don’t pass a levy,” he said earlier.
The district is projecting about $2.3 million in deficits for the 2023-24 school year with that number rising annually to about $7 million by 2026-27, Ellender said.
The deadline to file for tax issues for the May election is Feb. 1.