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
•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.
The coronavirus pandemic dropped state tax collections by $867 million below estimates in April, a state official said.
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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