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Proposed Nanuet School Cuts: Coaches, Staff

Nanuet School Board budget workshops are next week. Check back with Nanuet Patch later for more updates

 

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With an estimated $4 million budget gap to close, the Nanuet School District started the process of looking at the school’s budget in October.

Superintendent Mark McNeill gave his recommendation to the school board at Tuesday night’s meeting. Next week, the board’s budget workshops begin.

Read more about the school budget's details in this Patch article.

Budget Workshops:

Workshops do not have an agenda nor a public forum

  • March 11—General support, buildings and grounds, transportation, benefits and revenue
  • March 12—Staffing and instruction
  • March 19—Total Budget Review (followed by a regular board meeting)

The powerpoint presentation from the February meeting is attached to this article as a PDF. 

Recommendations

McNeill's recommendation for the school board to close the $4 million budget gap included the following actions for 2013-14:

  • Reduction in Personnel
  • Other reductions in the budget
  • Reduction in Reserves from $4.3 million to $1.6 million. "That's about a 63 percent drop," he said.

Personnel cuts

  • 6.4 FTE (full-time equivalent) Teaching Positions
  • 4.8 FTE Teaching Assistant Positions
  • 2.2 FTE Clerical Positions
  • 2 Custodial Positions
  • 2 Monitor Positions
  • All Freshmen Coaches

Check back with Nanuet Patch later for more updates

 

Related Patch Articles:

February

  • $4M Gap In Draft 2013-14 Nanuet School Budget
  • McNeill Requests Tabling of Grade Reconfiguration

October 

  • Future Nanuet School Budget: "Going to be Survival"
  • Nanuet School Budget: Possible Depletion of Reserves
  • Superintendent McNeill Explains Proposed Changes
  • Nanuet School Budget: Breaking Down the Numbers
  • Nanuet Schools 2013-14 Budget: $3.5M Budget Gap
  • Nanuet School Board: Federal Call to Action
Scott Walters March 07, 2013 at 03:47 PM
Risa, I think you know that I am the only non-status quo candidate who has run for the School Board in the past decade! I still hold out hope that incumbent loving Nanuet voters will come to the realization that changes have to occur structurally or else the situation will become dire and quickly. I will send you a message about the Foundation separately, but I still feel that an employee of the schools will have greater weight and influence over businesses of regional and national nature than volunteers. The foundation does have its place, however, and can be used well. See Nyack's.
Michael N. Hull March 08, 2013 at 12:58 AM
With a $4 million dollar gap to close in the school budget remember Supervisor Gromack placed a 1% surcharge on your school tax bill which raised him $1.5 million dollars to spend on non-school things like putting a walkway around Congers Lake leaving school boards to contemplate laying off teachers. http://nanuet.patch.com/d/blog_posts/nanuets-nightmares Since this money came on the school tax bills the school boards should demand that the money be given back. That would close part of the budget holes and taxpayers have already coughed up the money. Let Gromack spend $1.5 million less on one of the Town's projects. If Gromack doesn't give the money back then educators and parents should not vote for him. Since all of the taxes come out of your pockets does it really matter what Gromack did? He would have taxed you in some other way to raise the $1.5 million he needed. True, but the choice that Gromack would have had to make is to finish building a walkway around a lake or educate our children. Right now one can walk to one end of the Congers walkway and back. Soon we will be able to walk around the lake at a cost of an additional $5 million. That $5 million may be placed on the Town's debt but $5 million taken from the walkway and applied to the school's budget problems and is a more appropriate use of our resources. Your choice, taxpayers & voters, a walkway or an education for your children? It's your money.
somethingfishy March 08, 2013 at 01:19 AM
That district is a mess!!!
Rob T March 08, 2013 at 01:40 PM
Be Happy, your kids could be in East Ramapo.....
raceurX March 12, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Look folks, just move and let the libs who created this mess live in it. The tax's just keep going up because of local Government wages... now the school budget is so out of proportion what do you think will happen? Yes, raise tax's.. and this is why folks leave. I grew up in Nanuet, but can't afford to live there.. they priced me out just like many others. I feel sorry for the folks who are still dealing with this. It is complete nonsense.

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