Articles About school finances

  • School board names likely tax hike

    Last week the Yellow Springs school board favored a 7.5-mill levy for the November 2012 ballot to bring in new money to the district and offset several years of deficit spending.

  • Glen Helen’s geothermal plan

    Construction is underway on the new geothermal heating project in the Glen Helen Building and the Trailside Museum.

  • School’s 5-year forecast in red

    The current school district budget picture, as presented by district Treasurer Dawn Weller at the school board’s Oct. 14 meeting, shows that expenditures are increasing at a greater rate than revenues, and the local district will begin running a negative cash balance at the beginning of the 2013 school year.

  • Everything on wheels

    Ket White beams after completing her ride (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Antioch School organized a bike riding event to raise money for its scholarship fund last Sunday.

  • And they’re off!

    The participants of the Simply Women's 5k Run/Walk at the start of the race (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Over a hundred women and girls participated in the second annual Simply Women’s 5k Run/Walk last Saturday morning.

  • School income tax up slightly

    The recession kicked Yellow Springs hard in 2008, according to state income tax figures, and the school district is still reeling from a significant drop in income tax revenue from that year, which schools received in 2009.

  • School fiscal crunch is topic of a community meeting

    There was an “elephant in the room” at the June 17 emergency Committee of the Whole school board meeting to discuss the district’s financial shortfall, according to villager Rachel McKinley.

  • Board to discuss financial state of schools

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    The community is invited to attend an open meeting discussing the 2010 education plan and the current financial state of the Yellow Springs public schools.

  • Math initiative adds students

    To clarify what administrators fear might be villagers’ misperceptions regarding math performance at Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School, Principal John Gudgel and Interim Superintendent Tony Armocida presented information on the district’s five-year-old math initiative at the Nov. 12 school board meeting.

  • New leaders guide critical shift for village schools

    A narrow victory for new Yellow Springs Board of Education leaders at the board’s Jan. 14 organizational meeting reflects a deep division among board members about how best to address the significant challenges facing the board.

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