Fostoria school board to trim budget

FOSTORIA – Fostoria Board of Education announced plans Monday evening to eventually make budget cuts regardless of the outcome of the upcoming levy.

Nearing the May substitute levy, the superintendent and treasurer proposed Fostoria City Schools will be looking to cut $600,000-$700,000 from the budget, despite the outcome in the election. These cuts would be able to cover debts made if the levy should fail. If the levy is passed, it would allow for keeping certain staffing and optional classes offered to students.

The board also passed a resolution to accept the amounts and rates determined by the budget commission and authorize the necessary tax levies, as well as certify them to the county auditor for the next fiscal year, which commences in July.

In other matters, the board:

Passed a resolution to revise 16 policies.

Authorized the treasurer to pay $2,080 toward the purchase of new FJSHS band uniforms.

Approved a field trip in April to the Henry Ford Museum for eighth- and 10th-grade American History students.

Approved employment of eight personnel.