Hilliard schools have a 6.9-mill property tax levy on the May 3rd ballot. According to the Superintendent, Dale McVey
- eliminating all middle school athletic programs;
- eliminating gifted instruction;
- eliminating fifth grade band and strings programs;
- eliminating transportation services for field trips, daycare services and FOCUS (gifted) shuttles;
- eliminating 51.5 administrative, certified and classified positions; and, reducing 247 classified positions.
Because of the Governors reckless budget, Hilliard City Schools may lose $5.2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) '12 (2011-12 school year) and $8.9 million in FY '13 (2012-13 school year). This would represent a 15.4 percent decrease in state foundation money for FY '12 and 26 percent in FY '13 according to the Superintendent.