Whitney Point Schools Could Cut 12 Positions

By Julianne Sweeney

July 22, 2010 Updated Apr 22, 2008 at 11:16 PM EDT

The Whitney Point School District wants to cut 12 positions...

As part of next year's budget.

Tuesday night, the district passed its 2008-2009 budget.

It's a 27.9 million dollar spending plan.

Up 4.2 million or 7.65-percent from the current year.

And it includes a tax-levy increase of 6.17-percent.

Because of reduced state aid, the district has proposed cutting 12 positions.

3 through attrition.

The other 9 are yet to be determined.

Many teachers were on hand for Tuesday night's meeting to speak out against the possible cuts.

"We must offer our students at Whitney Point choices and the opportunity to a quality education, equal to that of other schools," says Nancy Freeh of Whitney Point School District.

Taxpayers across the state will head to the polls to vote on school budgets, Tuesday, May 20th.

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