The Summit County Children Services Board held it's regular meeting Tuesday to talk about and pass their budget even as an upcoming 2.25 mill levy renewal looms in November.
The budget has officially been approved by the Children Services Board, and is highly dependent on the renewal.
Executive Director John Saros said the levy is critical to keeping CSB functioning. "That represents about 60% of our funding, it would be a devastating situation," he said.
Saros noted CSB can't just cut it's budget to stay even, thanks to federal and state regulations. "The difficulty with that we're a public Children Services Agency and we operate with in the context of a wide verity of mandates from the federal and state government; just making cuts doesn't work," Saros said.
Saros explained that the current levy is on track and "in line" with only a slight decline in the budget.
"Were looking forward to going into 2013 and doing the job for this community in providing high quality child welfare and child services as we go about meeting the expectations of the community, and the taxpayer,s as well as the children and families that we serve."