NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 25, 1968
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(Studio) 3 Ohio school districts to shut down because voters haven't given enough money.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley
(Youngstown, Ohio) [high school Principal John MALUSO - says never expected to tell students school would close.] Schools to close Weds. for 5 weeks Time to be made up in June. [MALUSO - says don't let enthusiasm for learning be dimmed.] Voters turned down all levy hikes. District barely got by last yr. Teachers won $1,000 year raise. Org. labor won't support school levees. Lowest property tax for education here compared to other Ohio cities. [School Supt. Woodrow ZINZER - cites lack of understanding among ethnic groups for need to continue public education. Some resist giving to public system.] Lack of funds makes it difficult for quality education to be received
REPORTER: Don Oliver