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Princeton City Schools facing budget crisis

District could cut teachers, busing

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GLENDALE, Ohio - Princeton City Schools must cut millions out of its budget.

Concerned residents heard just how deep those cuts will be at a public meeting at Glendale Elementary Thursday night.

The district will have a 6.5 mill operating levy on the March ballot. Even if that levy passes, Princeton will have to cut $3 million over the next three years, which would likely impact teachers.

A failure would mean cuts of $6.5 million -- from busing to closing schools to cutting even more employees.

"We've done a lot of cutting in Princeton. Up 'til now we've cut $10 million the last couple years and all the easy stuff we can do is done, so now it gets to the hard, and the hard are teachers, said Princeton City Schools Board President Steve Moore.

Nearly 80 employees would be affected immediately if voters don't pass the levy.   

More than half would be teachers.

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