The Norwalk City Schools board of education on Tuesday approved the district's response to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE)'s request for a written proposal outlining the plans to eliminate the projected deficit beginning with fiscal year 2014.
In a Nov. 5 letter to Superintendent Dennis Doughty, the ODE said Norwalk's "current five-year forecast projects a negative unreserved fund balance ... exceeding 2 percent of revenue beginning in fiscal year 2014."
Doughty's plan would give Norwalk an anticipated cash balance of slightly less than $3.1 million for fiscal year 2014.
"It's a temporary fix," Doughty said.
Among the proposed changes:
** Adjust athletic participation fee to $150 per high-school sport and $75 per middle-school sport
** Adjust special schedules in grades K-12 and make necessary changes through the elimination of building positions.
The full list of proposed cuts was published in Wednesday's Reflector.