Lordstown School District reduces costs by $200K following GM plant closure

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With the loss of jobs from the GM Lordstown plant, the Lordstown School District is planning some cutbacks.

Superintendent Terry Armstrong announced plans to cut the director of maintenance and transportation position, saving nearly $40,000.

The district will also save more than $93,000 through attrition cuts — when staff members retire and aren’t replaced.

They will save $80,000 with the retirement of a staff member from the high school. That full-time position will be made part-time.

A teacher retirement at the elementary school will save $37,000.

The total savings comes to over $200,000 for the next school year.

The district has eliminated classroom fees and pay-to-participate, as well as add a clothing and food pantry to help struggling families.

Armstrong said it’s likely there will be fewer students enrolled next year.

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