By Ali Balgooyen, Multi Media Video Journalist - bio | email
Tuesday night the Elida School Board met for the first time since voters rejected a school tax levy. The main topic of conversation was the budget they are faced with, and plans for the future. School Board Treasure Joel Parker explained to concerned citizens the budget challenges they face. He says a loss of state aid and inventory money and no control over the revenue has made it challenging for them to keep up. And most parents at the meeting agreed. One area in danger of cuts -- the number of hours kindergartners attend school. Parker says extra curricular activities and employee retirement plans might also be affected. The school is trying to keep its options open, and trying to put a levy back on the ballot soon. Parker says he is working with treasurers from other districts in the Allen County area and Representative Matt Huffman to make a fair budget.