School Board Talks About Five-Year Financial Forecast

1/9/18 – 5:11 A.M.

The Findlay City school board heard concerns about the district’s financial forecast Monday. The Courier reports Findlay Education Association Co-President Becky Biesiada and new school board member Matt Cooper talked about their issues with the plan.

The latest five-year forecast assumes a reduction of eight teaching positions by changing the middle school schedule. It also calls for 11 fewer teaching, administrative, and support staff positions to adjust to current enrollment.

Biesiada says the teacher’s union hasn’t negotiated a change in the middle school schedule. Cooper said he couldn’t vote for “something that says that we’re going to look to reduce staff based on an assumption that may or may not happen.”

Cooper was the only board member to vote against accepting the forecast.

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