Grand Island (N.Y.) Schools Talk Possible Personnel Cuts, Solar Panels

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

In Grand Island schools, it may come down to cutting people – to close a looming gap.

The Grand Island Board of Education is considering about 25 personnel reductions in an effort to close a $1.5 million gap between expenses and revenues in the 2013-14 budget.

The move would preserve programming and would not increase the use of reserves or fund balances in the estimated $54.7 million fiscal plan, said Joseph Giarrizzo, the district’s assistant superintendent for finance, at Monday’s board meeting.

Interim Superintendent Paul Hashem and Giarrizzo said the proposed reductions are based on enrollment, class size and current staffing levels.

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