Budget cuts come home

The Baldwinsville Central School District would see a reduction of 5.08 percent, or approximately $1.818 million. While the reduction cannot be implemented without the approval of the New York State Assembly and Senate, the Baldwinsville Central School District has already discussed how the cuts will be handled. Superintendent Jeanne Dangle said officials held a meeting Monday morning to discuss the cuts including prioritizing current spending. Department heads will review current purchase orders and determine what is needed and what can be cut from current budgets.

"We are really going to tighten spending," Dangle said. "I don't see us cutting any programs during the school year."

But the governor said the cuts won't have such a devastating impact.

"In recent years, school aid has increased dramatically," Paterson's office said in a release. "Even after implementation of the DRP, 2009-10 school year school aid spending of $21.2 billion would still represent a $6.8 billion or 47 percent increase compared to 2003-04. Moreover, based on census data, New York spends more total per pupil than any other state and 63 percent above the national average."

The Baldwinsville Board of Education held a regular meeting Monday evening where thy planned to discuss the announcement and its implications.

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