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NILES, Ohio - To save more than $1.3 million, the state auditor suggests the Niles City School District cut some full time positions and increase healthcare premiums.

The suggestion comes after the Ohio Department of Education, forecasting a five-year budget deficit for Niles at their current pace, asked the auditor to conduct a performance audit, according to a release.

Auditor David Yost suggested that the school district cut 15 full time jobs, including nine staff positions, and six grounds-keeping and custodial positions. The cut would save the district $713,000.

The audit also suggested raising healthcare premiums for employees to the national average. This would adjust the current rate, 6.9 percent for families and 8 percent for singles, to 15 percent for families and 18 percent for singles.The school district would save a total of $520,000 a year with the insurance adjustments. 

 

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