"I understand parents' concerns, but we as a district are dedicated to addressing the needs of all of our students. This is something that we feel we are equipped to handle as a district," said Swartz.
Young Scholars for grades four and five will add a math and science component in house at a savings of $25,000. The humanities component for those grades will continue to be taught through the Warren-Washington BOCES.
The budget proposal also includes not replacing reciting Director of Instruction and Curriculum Joe Kavanaugh until November. Kavanaugh will be retiring form the district in June.
A public hearing on the budget will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, at the middle school. It will be followed by the PTA Council's Meet the Board of Education candidates' forum.