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Audit: Switzerland of Ohio could save $2 million each year

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State Auditor makes cost-cutting suggestions for cash-strapped district

MONROE COUNTY, Ohio -- A new report from the state auditor shows that the Switzerland of Ohio School District could reduce costs by as much as $2 million per year.

Superintendent John Hall said he requested the audit to find ways in which the cash-strapped district could save money and avoid a $ 6 million deficit predicted in the five-year forecast. State Auditor Dave Yost said the district could have a $1.5 million surplus by fully-implementing his office's plan.

Suggestions made in the audit ranged from restructuring the district's health care plan, which could save Switzerland of Ohio $940,000 annually, to eliminating a number of administrative and clerical positions, which would save around $345,000 each year. The report also suggested closing several of the least-utilized buildings in the district and having employees pay their full retirement contributions.

The audit's summary said that finding peer districts to Switzerland of Ohio was difficult, as it is the state's largest school district, in terms of geography.

Superintendent Hall said that, while the district will consider individual suggestions in the report, the board of education has thus far not committed to utilizing any of the cost-cutting measures.

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