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Boardman schools face dire financial forecast



Published: Tue, June 19, 2012 @ 9:33 p.m.

Boardman schools face dire financial forecast

BOARDMAN

Like its neighboring school districts along U.S. Route 224, Boardman is looking at a financial forecast with shrinking revenues that flat line, at best.

The board of education discussed finances Tuesday during a special meeting. Treasurer Richard Santilli outlined the district’s most recent five-year forecast and told the board that during this state budget biennium — two fiscal years, with one still to go — the district will have lost $2.3 million in state aid, whether through foundation or tax reimbursement, which equates to more than 2 mills.

The district is projecting a multimillion-dollar deficit starting by the end of fiscal year 2015.

The board did not mention the word “levy” during the meeting.

After the meeting, the board was asked about the possibility of a new levy.

Board member Mark Fulks said the board does not relish asking voters for new money, but also has to prepare for the future.

“We’re looking at a $26 million deficit in 2018 and there’s not much in the way of revenue,” Fulks said.


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1Ytownnative(1008 comments)posted 2 years ago

I bet they didnt mention the words pay cut either

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2fattynskinny(195 comments)posted 2 years ago

looks like there's finally a governor that's willing to tell the schools.....QUIT blowing tax dollars...make do with what you've got and figure out how to do more with even less. the public should take note of this when it's time to go vote on another levy. the more they get the more they waste. there is so much waste in ANYTHING that has to do with government....it's overwhelmingly ridiculous.

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3southsidedave(4777 comments)posted 2 years ago

$26 million deficit in 2018...sounds like a major overhaul is in order

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4greene(167 comments)posted 2 years ago

bohoo...

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5magnolia(27 comments)posted 2 years ago

Before they try the levy, they need to look at making some cuts. Painful as it is, it is the reality. Pay freeze, increase in health insurance premiums, freeze in pension contributions or switch to a 401k. This has been done in the private sector. It is time for the school system to do what is in the best interest of the students. Hopefully, they will not have to cut services or staff. The Boardman community has usually supported levy's but they need to be careful and not depend on it. They need to try a more creative route first.

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6Knightcap(672 comments)posted 2 years ago

@magnolia

Hey that's what I say. But that's ok.

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7valleypolitics(88 comments)posted 2 years ago

Last year my home value (according to the county) went down and my property taxes went up. I will fight any attempt to raise taxes again.

Renegotiate teacher contracts and cut other costs and expenses long before coming to me for more money.

Just say NO to more taxes!

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8theotherside(329 comments)posted 2 years ago

Looks like there's finally a governor that's willing to tell the schools...SCREW YOU!... we're taking those tax dollars to enrich our friends who own charter schools, even if they are failures, and to provide corporate welfare to the rest of our friends. The public should take note of this when it is time to go vote for governor. Eliminate the waste in government. Stop throwing tax dollars at failed charter school experiments and corporate welfare queens.

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9Old_School(39 comments)posted 2 years ago

Boardman has already cut 26 teachers and negotiated pay freezes on the others with them paying more towards their health care. At some point every school system needs to ask for new tax dollars. It's too bad that people don't value the need for education and pass levies anymore, Remember someone paid for yours, it ,may be time for people to step up for the future of others.

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10UticaShale(850 comments)posted 2 years ago

And the trough continues to empty.

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11gus02(4 comments)posted 2 years ago

Let's see if my math is correct, 4,713 student divided by $ 26 million equals an additional $ 5,516 per student on top of the current $ 8,766 cost per student to the new total of $ 14,282 per student. Let's say with 8,844 households with 4 person to each house, that would be like asking each household to come up with an additional $ 2,939 each. Read our lips no new taxes( most of us making less and houses valued less), major,major additional overall will be needed.
Any ideas out there?

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12youngspartanrepublican(90 comments)posted 2 years ago

Now I'm usually opposed to levies (such as the police one last summer) but it should be noted that unlike most school districts in the suburbs, they've at least made attempts to be careful with their finances. Look at the full length article, it describes the wage and step freezes that were implemented last year to keep the district in the black for an additional 3 years. I'm sure there's more that can be done, but at least these guys aren't rushing a levy like others have. Their performing arts center which was built 12 years ago and upcoming stadium project are/were both privately funded, as well. The district only receives 17% of its funding from the state, which is less than every other district except Canfield. And gus, I haven't seen a school levy in Boardman which would raise taxes more than $100-150 a year on a 100K house so your figure of $2939 per household is also far off the mark, as you forgot to neglect the large business population in Boardman (which is one of the reasons why state funding is so low). I'm sure they won't consider a levy for a year or two, but it's worth at least considering.

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13keepingitreal(25 comments)posted 2 years ago

Our school buildings have not been updated and look like something out of the 1950's. The stadium is now the worst in the area and will take many years of fundraising to bring it up to our neighboring schools. Market St school should have been closed years ago and combined into Glenwood. We have a bloated township budget with overpaid and overcompensated government employees.

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