More than 25 employees within the Union-Endicott School District will lose their jobs under the district’s proposed budget for next year. This comes after employees and the district could not reach an agreement on a wage freeze.
Cuts to the teaching staff focus on extra programs, which mean there will be fewer electives to choose from.
There is some good news. Thanks to state aid restoration, extracurricular and athletics will only be cut by 10 percent instead of 33.
After school programs for struggling students have also been brought back in budget.
“This is a killer budget year. I don’t think you’ll find a superintendent or board of education in this region who is not feeling the absolute pain of the huge budget cuts we have to address,” Superintendent Suzanne McLeod said.
The school has a little more than a week to adopt a budget. The public will vote on it on May 17th.
Rob Wu, YNN