Woodridge school officials say they've agreed to make job cuts to save money in the cash strapped district.
Woodridge superintendent Walter Davis says that the district's two employee unions were notified of the cuts in an emotional meeting on Monday afternoon.
"We will be eliminating 27 positions in the district at the end of this school year," Davis told AkronNewsNow.com just minutes after the union notification. "That will save us $537,000 by eliminating those positions."
The Woodridge superintendent wouldn't detail the layoffs, only saying the jobs are a combination of teaching jobs and support jobs.
The move comes after voters in the Woodridge district turned back a levy request - again - in the March primary.
Davis says there may be some voter fatigue over the ongoing levy requests.
"People are a little tired of voting on this issue, I think," Davis tells AkronNewsNow.com. "and what I'm hearing is that they want to see us to trim our budget. They want to see us to live within our 'means', and I put the word 'means' in quotes because I'm not always sure how you would define that."
The district still hopes to pass a levy, but other cuts - including pay to play and transportation cuts - are being considered. About $70,000 in administrative cuts are also in the works.
The Woodridge district is still looking for public input, and plans two community meetings in the coming weeks.