School administrators said Tuesday they’re facing a new range of budget woes, including an unexpected $1.1 million cut in state funding. In addition, the district will save $1.3 million less than expected in bus costs because parental complaints resulted in the board scaling back school schedule changes for this fall.
To close the gap, administrators are recommending cutting the amount that schools get for supplies by $2.1 million with central office departments footing the rest of the reductions. On April 24, Superintendent Tony Tata’s senior staff will tell the board how they’ll cut money from their departments, steps that could include layoffs. None of the potential layoffs would affect employees based in schools, such as teachers.