Dublin school board outlines levy failure consequences
Dublin Board of Education members this week approved a $10 million contingency plan for the district in case the combined $15.8 million bond issue and 6.4-mill operating levy is rejected in November.
The ballot measure’s failure would mean cutting $10 million from the district budget and the loss of 125.5 positions, Superintendent David Axner said.
“This would definitely change the face of Dublin City Schools,” he said.
At the elementary level, $1.5 million would be cut through various positions, and the middle schools would take a $1.1 million hit.
At the high schools, $1,953,000 would be cut, eliminating teaching positions and such programs as the Dublin Teachers Academy and broadcasting.
“The plan is not to institute this until the next school year because we are in contract with those teachers,” deputy superintendent Michael Trego said of staffing cuts.
“The notices would go out in the spring, and those people would be let go at the end of the school year,” Axner said.
For details on the cuts in the contingency plan, look in the Sept. 13 edition of ThisWeek Dublin Villager.