S-G Super's budget reveals possible $1.5 million cut

While the details of staff reductions isn't going to be discussed until the next board meeting on Monday, March 7, Swartz said it would affect programs in the district.

"Staffing reductions will impact across the levels and they are programmatic in nature," said Swartz.

Sports also weren't immune to cuts as she proposed eliminating modified girls and boys tennis and girls and boys lacrosse. Previously she has went after swimming teams and golf, but said she learned he lessen after outcries from members of the teams and parents.

Board member Benjamin Conlon restated he wanted to stick with his previous intention on keeping the budget at a 2 percent or below tax increase. Although he did express to keep the Young Scholars program at the sixth-grade level, because of the advance programming offered. Even with the proposed elimination the Scotia Scholars program would still be offered.

In addition to Conlon wanting to see more possible cuts, board member John Yagielski also said he would look to see what additional cuts would entail.

"I would be interested in what phase four looks like," said Yagielski. "It would be nice to see what would come next maybe collectively the feedback would be those are better choices than some of the things that are here."

He also shared he's been getting calls since January about the budget and what people would like see remain offered or cries to reduce the budget.""

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