Beavercreek School’s 6.7 mill operating levy was narrowly defeated by 816 votes during this year’s March 6th primary election. The unofficial vote results were 8471 For the Levy (47.70%) and 9287 Against the Tax Levy (52.30%).
School leaders announced $2.5 million of additional cuts that would be implemented if the levy failed which included reducing elementary art, music and physical education classes by half, decreasing the number of middle school and high school electives offered cutting education assistant positions and 3.5 more administrative positions, eliminating a total of 25 additional staff positions.
While school officials grapple with making additional cuts, some are questioning why the district is still holding on to 89 acres of land worth $1.9 million that they originally bought for a middle school. Those plans changed when the district decided to build both a middle school and elementary school together on other land the district owns. The original land is currently unoccupied.