Poughkeepsie City schools consider staff, program cuts

In yesterday’s Poughkeepsie Journal:

“…Facing a nearly $6.9 million projected budget shortfall that would place the district in “dire” financial shape, Poughkeepsie schools Superintendent Laval Wilson is preparing potentially devastating program and staff cuts to deal with the pending fiscal crisis.
Items on the chopping block include teaching and teaching assistant positions, full-day kindergarten and the district’s alternative school program…”

Potential Cuts and Savings:

– Eliminating 51 teaching assistant positions, which could save the district about $1.75 million.

– Closing the district’s alternative school for disruptive students at the Circle of Courage building. The program educates students who have behavioral and other problems that hamper the education of others at the middle and high schools. Cutting the program could save $1.3 million.

– Cutting one administrative position and seven full-time teaching posts for a combined savings of $675,000.

– Eliminating full-day kindergarten and replacing it with half-day sessions for a potential savings of $550,000.

So, where does our Marlboro School District stand?

Poughkeepsie City schools consider staff, program cuts

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