The Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the Cincinnati Public School District is eliminating 145 teaching positions and thirty additional staff positions, all through attrition. The Enquirer cites anticipated cuts in state funding in education as part of the reason. Nearby Princeton School District has already announced a layoff of 100. In a separate story, the Northwest School District in Hamilton County announced the elimination of 51 positions, 18 of which are teachers who will be laid off.
In today’s Dayton Daily News, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections announced the elimination of 50 positions, all through attrition, at the Dayton Correctional Institution as it is transformed into an all-female facility. That’s roughly 1/6th of the positions presently employed there.
Meanwhile, the Akron Beacon Journal is reporting that the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) plans to eliminate 500 positions over the biennium, which works out to be roughly 9% of its current staff.
”We’ll try to do it in a way that doesn’t require layoffs,” Biehl said at a special Transportation Day at Root Candles.
That’s nearly 800 job positions announced as being eliminated as a result of John Kasich’s “Jobs Budget” in one day’s worth of Ohio newspapers.