UTICA — The North Fork school board voted to place a five-year, 6.8-mill operating levy on the May ballot. Board president Bernard Snow told the News the district is in dire need of the revenue.
With the district already in a tight fiscal situation, the federal stabilization money, he said, cannot be counted on for the next biennium.
“Also,” he said, “we received word from Rep. Jay Hottinger that there could be a cut from 22 percent to 30 percent in our funding from the state of Ohio.”
Snow said the district has not made any additional cuts in staff or programs since school started this school year, but will have to look at more cost reduciton measures this spring. He anticipates the district should be able to make it through this year, financially, but may have to request an advance on property taxes to get through the year “in the black.”