Maine-Endwell Looking at Mid-Year Cuts

By Matt Hicks

Maine-Endwell Looking at Mid-Year Cuts

December 5, 2012 Updated Dec 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Some mid-year cuts could come to the Maine-Endwell School District.

This as school leaders face a deficit nearing $4 million for the 2013-14 school year.

The following is a statement from the Maine-Endwell School District:

An overview of the financial status of the district compiled by the Broome-Tioga BOCES Central Business Office was presented to the board of education, in public session, at its Nov. 8 meeting. The report is available to the public on the district Board of Education page of the district Web site under the “BoardDocs” link.

As reported in local media earlier this school year, the district is experiencing a structural deficit resulting in a fundamental imbalance in revenues and expenditures for this year and the upcoming school year. For the 2013-14 school year, the district is projecting a $3.8 million deficit.

In order to reduce expenses, the district has been advised to consider mid-year reductions. District administration has worked to identify positions that if reduced, will help alleviate the imbalance and have the least impact on students and the educational program at Maine-Endwell.

The board of education will hear the administration’s recommendations at the Dec. 13 board of education meeting. That evening the board will hold a budget workshop beginning at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public and will be held in the district office staff development room.