( Corryville ) - Cincinnati Public Schools is working to bridge a budget hole for next year that right now stands at $46 million, and it could get worse.
Superintendent Mary Ronan (pictured) recently recommended laying off 72 administrators--mostly principals and assistant principals--to cut some of those costs. The school board voted 5-2 to do that at its meeting Monday night.
"It does take a toll on morale. Potentially, we may lose good people because there's not certainty at this point in time, but by the same token, we need to be fiscally responsible. We owe that to our tax payers," said CPS Spokeswoman Janet Walsh after the meeting.
Walsh says lawmakers in Columbus are working on potential new school funding measures, and that could end up getting some administrators hired back, but they can't wait. Legally, the budget must be balanced by the end of June.