ST. LOUISVILLE — In the event the Nov. 5 renewal levy does not pass, the North Fork school district will have to reduce expenditures by an additional $1.4 million. That is on top of the $4 million already trimmed from the operating budget. The school board on Monday discussed the situation and subsequently approved a reduction plan outline. The outline is a broad framework of potential hits, and the board said the outline is not carved in stone, it may be adjusted and items prioritized.
“There are things on here that none of us want to do,” board member Ben Bandy said. He added the board is not asking the community to approve new money, the issue on the ballot is a renewal income tax levy that does not affect people on retirement benefits.
If the levy fails, the board is looking to restructure the district. Kindergarten through grade three will be in one building, grades four, five and six in another building, the junior high will house grades seven and eight, and the high school will include grades nine through 12.
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