Oldham County Schools will begin the 2013-14 fiscal year July 1 with less money, fewer employees and longer bus routes.
District officials are cutting $3 million from the budget and also losing an untold amount of federal funds.
A rise in expenditures is “beyond our control,” Superintendent Will Wells said.
In August, Wells will ask school board members to raise the district’s tax rate.
Mandatory step raises for teachers and contributions to employee and retiree health plans comprise most of those costs, he explained.