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Teacher cuts coming without Napoleon levy

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NAPOLEON, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Major cuts could be on the way for the Napoleon School district if voters don't approve a levy.

District leaders say they will have to make significant cuts and changes if the levy isn't approved, and five or six teachers could lose their jobs. In addition, the number of buildings aides would be cut in half and Pay to Play fees for extracurricular activities would more than double.

"We're about $800,000 spending more than we're bringing in," said Superintendent Dr. Stephen Fogo.

The district is putting together a list of cuts they're hoping to avoid by getting community support for a 2.9 mill property tax.

"This is just to keep the quality education that we have going in Napoleon," Fogo said.

The superintendent says the tax would help fund operating expenses and is separate from the previous levy for a new school building.

Some residents say they hope the community supports it so teachers can stay employed and the quality of education doesn't change.

"You can meet the needs of individual students a lot better when there are more of you to do that, and that's probably what's going to get hurt," said Ron Roth, a Napoleon resident.

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