15 positions will be eliminated this fall
Paint Valley Local School District will see some budget cuts for the coming school year. This comes in light of an additional $400,000 in school funding cuts for the rest of the current school year, due to declining student enrollment
That has led Superintendent Tim Winland to inform 15 school employees, they will not be returning to their jobs this fall. Five of those employees are teachers and ten are classified employees, such as secretaries, bus drivers and cooks.
Winland says this will save the Paint Valley District $1.2 million per year.
He also wanted to take the opportunity to silence rumors being heard among residents that the Paint Valley School District would have to consolidate with the next five years. Winland says there is absolutely no truth to those rumors.
Winland added that for consolidation to occur, the state would have to order it based on the district's inability to financially stay afloat. Winland says they are not anywhere near that scenario.
Earlier Monday, Winland said the district had no current plans for a tax levy this year, but that was considered later Monday night at the Paint valley Board of Education meeting.