A list of teaching jobs at stake in Centerville school cuts

Centerville City Schools board of education is expected to tonight to vote on teaching job cuts. CONTRIBUTED

Centerville City Schools is expected tonight to vote on cutting 18.5 teaching jobs as a part of a reduction in force after losses of $2.1 million in state funding.

Superintendent Tom Henderson had earlier said he would be recommending cutting 17 teaching jobs as part of a 31.5-job shift that included two administrators.

But the board of education will be asked to consider 18.5 teaching positions, according to the agenda. They include:

•8 in grades K-12 special education

•2 in grades PreK-5 regular education

•2 in grades 4-9 regular education

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•2 in grades K-12 Spanish

•1 in grades PreK-3 special education

•1 in grades K-12 French

•1 in grades 7-12 science

•1 in grades 7-12 math

•0.5 in grades K-12 music.

Centerville schools will lose $2.12 million in state funding while Dayton will lose $2.01 million, according to the state.

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Most school districts’ funding losses will equal between 1% and 2% of a year’s total expenses, according to the state. Some - including Trotwood, Mad River, Northridge, Springfield, Middletown and Monroe - will lose less than 1%.

But several local districts — Bellbrook, Beavercreek, Tipp City, Miami East, Greenon, Lebanon, Waynesville and Springboro locally - will lose 2 to 2.5%, according to the state.

The Centerville board is scheduled to meet via teleconference tonight at 7 p.m.

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