WEST ELLICOTT – The Southwestern School District’s superintendent is proposing to cut six teacher positions from the district’s 2012-13 budget. According to an article in today’s Jamestown Post-Journal, Superintendent Dan George presented the school board last night with proposed cuts to 6.4 full-time equivalent positions to the district’s teaching staff, as well as more than $85,000 in cuts to other areas of the budget. George’s proposed changes could save as much as $544,678.
If board members approve all of George’s proposed reductions, they would still have $384,470 to cut from the budget to stay within the state’s tax cap.
The Southwestern Central School Board of Education will continue to work on the budget in the coming weeks. It will meet again at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 13.