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Bethlehem school district proposes reduction plan

The third tier, and "deepest cuts," as Tebbano said, could include the elimination of a teaching position and a clerical assistant in each elementary building, and of a homework club; the losses of the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday middle school late bus; a middle school house leader; the GED program in the high school and an additional $75,000 cut in the athletics department; the elimination of some monitoring and supervising staff in the high school; the reduction of BOCES safety specialist position by one day; cutting the technology replacement program; the elimination of a district secretary; the non-replacement of two Tech Valley High School students; and a $50,000 cut in supplies.

A full list of the school's proposed cuts can be found on the district's Web site, www.bcsd.k12.ny.us.

Lytle said he will continue working closely with the community on the budget but warned possible government funding will not prevent every possible cut the district must consider.

"We're not anywhere near out of the woods," he said.

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