After the Upper Arlington schools’ first levy defeat in decades, district officials are trying to figure out how to plug a budget gap that they say is somewhere between $2 million and $4 million.
They don’t know yet what those cuts will be –– although they’re certain to include some jobs and could lead to higher athletic fees. Beyond cuts, officials say the vote was a clear sign that the district must change the way it has long done business.
“It was a wake-up call for the district,” Superintendent Jeffrey Weaver said in an interview with The Dispatch. “We’re in a position that Upper Arlington has not been in for a long time."