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HOWLAND, Ohio – A Trumbull County School District in financial distress, says it has no other option, than to place an emergency levy on the May ballot.

Howland Schools have already cut nearly 40 staff members over the last three years and say without new tax dollar the quality of education could be at stake.

The school board voted unanimously to place a 10-year, 3.9 mill levy on the ballot.

The proposed levy, would generate $2-million dollars annually, costing the owner of a $100,000 home about $136 per year.

"We have reduced teachers, we have reduced administrative positions, we have reduce support staff positions; any further reductions are going to carve deeply into programs and raise class sizes," said Superintendent John Sheets.

The superintendent says if the levy does not pass, the district will consider reducing bus transportation, and may have to increase the cost to participate in athletics.

 

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