School districts across the state are reeling from the cuts proposed in Gov. David Paterson’s executive budget, and Liverpool is no exception.
The budget proposal calls for a 9.3 percent cut in state aid to the Liverpool Central School District, a total of $4,983,940 from last year. Those cuts will come out of the BOCES and special services; high excess cost; hardware and technology; software, library and textbook; and supplemental public excess cost line items.
Representatives from the district did not return phone calls to The Review to explain what this might mean for the district, particularly its capital project proposal. However, district officials have said in the past that building aid, which funds capital projects, will not be affected; indeed, according to the executive budget proposal, building aid for Liverpool has actually gone up from $5,452,758 to $5,658,075.
Sarah Hall is the editor of the Eagle Star-Review and the Baldwinsville Messenger. The 2012 winner of the Syracuse Press Club's Selwyn Kershaw Professional Standards Award, she has been with Eagle Newspapers since 2006. She is a Liverpool native.