Canfield Schools levy request - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Canfield Schools levy request

CANFIELD, Ohio - A levy defeat coupled with cuts in other funding have caused a lot of changes for Canfield Schools.

A smaller levy request in November is needed to avoid even more cutbacks..

During a special meeting, the Canfield School Board approved a general fund budget appropriation of just over 23-million, 563 thousand dollars. School Treasurer Patti Kesner says that's more than a million dollars less than the last budget.

"We had to do that due to the state cutting us 1.2 million dollars this year, plus the devaluation in the real estate taxes which cost us another $83,000", Kesner said. 

The treasurer says the district reduced expenditures with help from union concessions and the elimination of several positions.  "We have a lot less personnel around here", said Kesner. 

The district also implemented pay to play for sports and eliminated high school busing.

Superintendent Dante Zambrini says Ohio's school funding system is broken..

The district has reduced it's levy request to 4.9 mills and if it passes, Superintendent Dante Zambrini says it will prevent more teacher layoffs and additional cutbacks.

"If the levy passes in November, the district will have new funds for 2012.  If not, there is no other chance for new funds coming into the district for all of 2012", Zambrini said. 

The theme of the levy campaign is to preserve Canfield's tradition of excellence.  The district has achieved an excellent rating on it's state report card for the past twelve years. 

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • 6 hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen near Pittsburgh

    6 hurt when truck hits Dairy Queen near Pittsburgh

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:01:26 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in Penn Hills. A witness tells the newspaper that she was able to help an employee get out through a window after a cash register fell onto her. That employee, the manager and four men in the truck were taken to hospitals. The newspaper says firefighters secur...More >>
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Authorities say six people were injured and a gas line was damaged after a truck crashed into a Dairy Queen in suburban Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said the incident occurred shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday in Penn Hills. A witness tells the newspaper that she was able to help an employee get out through a window after a cash register fell onto her. That employee, the manager and four men in the truck were taken to hospitals. The newspaper says firefighters secur...More >>
  • UPDATED

    Ohio State marching band director fired

    Ohio State marching band director fired

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:49 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:49:54 GMT
    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts.More >>
    Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues," some involving rituals where students were pressured to march in their underwear or participate in sexually themed stunts.More >>
  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:16 GMT
    The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.More >>
    A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms