Sylvania Schools to put 4.9 mill levy on May ballot

Board President Vicki Donovan-Lyle addresses the crowd.

Sylvania schools will put a 4.9 mill levy on the May ballot in an effort to alleviate some of the district's budget problems.

Community members spoke out at a Sylvania Board of Education meeting Monday night; expressing their concern for some of the cuts the district is looking at making. Many say they are concerned that voters will again knock down the measure and they say they want the district to look at other ways of saving money and keeping programs.

"We're welcoming all the community comments, continue to welcome them. We're in constant communication individually with our cabinet to try to find ways to think outside the box and to do things differently so we can still continue to deliver the excellent product that we do in Sylvania," said Vicki Donovan-Lyle, Sylvania Board of Education President.

The Board of Education is considering cutting 12% of staff and many classes and programs.