Schenectady School District staff talk budget cuts

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Updated: 3/05 2:34 pm

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – On Wednesday evening, the staff of the Schenectady City School District will meet with Superintendent Larry Spring to see what they think can be cut from next year's budget.

This comes after two straight nights of public workshops with the local community, which Spring says was a positive experience.

The Schenectady City School District has some difficult decisions ahead as it looks to close its $10.3 million budget gap. The district has handed both the public and staff budget workbooks to outline potential areas to cut, helping them understand the impact of their decisions.

Both groups have been asked to make 100 points worth of cuts, with one point equaling $100,000. So far, Spring says they're still in the process of gathering the public's results from the past couple nights, but it appears some areas have separated themselves from the pack.

According to Spring, the city schools are looking to make a decision on the cuts for the 2014-2015 school year on April 9th, even though the deadline is April 22nd.

Superintendent Spring hopes to meet with the public again in the next couple weeks so those who weren't able to come on Monday and Tuesday can still give their opinions. 

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