While lawmakers begin to debate the administrations reckless budget proposal, it's plain for all to see that a more balanced approach is required to preserve our future, our schools and local economies. This is evident in a number of reports today
Columbus city also finds itself in trouble
She said it means that staff cuts are inevitable before the start of school this fall.
"We understand, to really be financially able to get what we need, it's going to take a combination of the district making significant cuts and asking the community to support the schools through new money," Backus said.
The eliminated positions will save the district $2.9 million in salaries and benefits but leave about 34 people out of work, according to Assistant Superintendent Phil Herman.
These cuts should be a wake up call to lawmakers, to consider a more balanced, less reckless approach to the budget.