BG schools reviews budget after levy defeat

Bowling Green City Schoolâ??s 6.75-mill property tax request would have brought $4 million to the district, until it was defeated by voters on Tuesday.

Opponents tallied 65% against the levy, out of a total 6,292 votes. Administrators say the district has already made over $2.5 million in cuts, and still faces a $4.7 million budget deficit by 2014-2015.

â??We are at the point where there is really nothing more to cut without impacting the education of our students,â?? said Ann McVey, Superintendent of Bowling Green City Schools. She continued, â??Weâ??ll do what we can but itâ??s going to be challenging.â??

Administrators discussed on Wednesday how the district can make up the $4 million it asked from the community in the levy, and plans to sustain the districtâ??s future.

â??We will leave no stone unturned,â?? said McVey. â??Every facet of this district will be reviewed to see where we can make significant savings.â??