Hilliard Schools Budget

Hilliard schools have a 6.9-mill property tax levy on the May 3rd ballot. According to the Superintendent, Dale McVey

Should Issue 7 fail, the district will make nearly $4 million in cuts in order to balance our budget for the 2011-12 school year. The list of cuts was designed to spread this difficult situation across the entire district; it takes into account the $6.5 million in recent reductions that Hilliard Schools has already made and includes:

  • 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.

    If you live in the district, or want to help, visit www.forhilliardschools.org.
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