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Jobs Won’t Return to Schools If Levy Passes

If the Beavercreek Schools 6.7 mill levy passes in March, don’t expect to see jobs returning to the schools. Beavercreek Schools announced in a press release that even if the March levy passes, only transportation will be restored. Beavercreek School officials eliminated more than 60 staff positions, 25 tutor positions as well as some transportation when the 6.7 mill levy failed in November.

During efforts to promote the Fall levy, school officials said it would allow continued funding of the schools at current levels for a period of three years. After it’s failure, the district made extensive cuts to staff. Now, four months later, school officials are using the same three year funding argument for passage of the March levy. Some are asking the question that if passage of the Fall levy would have sustained the schools for another three years, then why won’t the jobs return if it passes five months later.

School District Threatens Further Cuts if Levy Fails

Beavercreek City Schools leaders have announced $2.5 million of additional cuts that will be implemented if the district’s 6.7 mill operating levy fails March 6. District leaders will cut special education assistant positions and 3.5 more administrative positions, eliminating a total of 25 additional staff positions bringing total staff reductions to 16%. Pay to participate fees will also increase to $300 per sport for all high school students and $200 per sport for middle school students. Elementary art, music and physical education classes will be reduced by half, and the number of middle school and high school electives offered will decrease. > Read More

Beavercreek Ban on Panhandling Goes Into Effect

Beavercreek’s new law banning panhandling goes into effect today. City Council passed a ban on panhandling within the city limits last month. Violators face fines and even jail time for repeat offenders.

In November, Beavercreek Police Chief Dennis Evers told Council that due to the increased prevalence of panhandlers within the city > Read More

Construction on New Schools Progresses

Construction on a new elementary and middle school in Beavercreek is progressing. Grading and site preparation for the new buildings occurred in August. In November, parking lot construction, sewer, water and electric service was completed. The building pad and final grading was also completed in November. > Read More

Beavercreek Schools Break Ground on New Middle School

The Beavercreek City School District broke ground on its new elementary and middle schools October 6, 2010.

The ceremony included presentations from Senator Chris Widener, community leaders and performances by the Beavercreek High School Marching Band and the Main Elementary and Ferguson Middle School choirs.

Source: Beavercreek City School District.