The impact of stopped Cruze production expands beyond those who work at the plant — the Lordstown Local School District will also likely be affected.
Superintendent Terry Armstrong says the school district doesn’t receive any of the income taxes from employees at GM Lordstown.
But, the district does get about $800,000 in real estate taxes a year from GM Lordstown, which is about 10 percent of their budget.
“You know, right now, we’re gonna be concerned about the families and the students here and just continue to be fiscally responsible and I think that’s all we can do right now,” said Board of Education Vice President Niki Reid.
Armstrong says they’ve already seen school families negatively impacted by the elimination of two shifts at the plant. But, the school community will be there for them and will work with area agencies to help in any way they can.