Some students in Wadsworth might have to find alternative transportation of voters don't approve an operating levy.
The school district is asking for passage of a 4.9-mill levy in November, down from the failed 5.9-mill attempt in August.
Superintendent Dale Fortner says the money would keep the district afloat, but not much more than that.
"No, we're not out of the woods," said Fortner. "We're trying to pass the levy in order to maintain what we have and we've made several reductions in services over the last couple of years."
Failure would likely mean a reduction in busing that would start in January, according to Fortner. He says there's not much else that can be cut in the middle of a school year. It would, however, be a different story beyond that. Fortner says the budget would have to be reduced the following fiscal year, which begins July 1, 2012.
He says it's important the levy be approved now because waiting until 2012 would result in no additional money for the district until 2013.
Fortner took questions from callers on the WAKR Ray Horner Morning Show this morning, telling them that programs such as all day, every day Kindergarten would remain intact with levy approval. He also says pay-to-participate will remain, but fees would likely be higher if the stream of revenue remains stagnant.