Elmira school budget gap closed with updated plan
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ELMIRA, N.Y. -- A number of teaching positions in the Elmira City School District could be in jeopardy. On Tuesday, the school board outlined additional cuts to help close a $1.75 million budget gap.
14 teaching positions in elementary schools would be eliminated, which administrators say would save the district nearly a million dollars. Additionally, 15 positions in the middle and high school levels could also be cut, saving the district another $730,000.
"These are difficult decisions that we make. They are not easy to make. We started off with a $4.7 million gap. We presented options last week that left us with $1.7 million and we presented program options tonight that will bring us to a balanced budget," said Hillary Austin, Interim Deputy Superintendent.
The next board meeting is scheduled for today, and members are expected to vote on a budget plan on April 10th.