Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Board to tackle projected deficit

I could summarize last night's board meeting for you, but why bother when the Courier Times did it for me? Thanks RC . . .

Even though Neshaminy's projected deficit is half of what it was this time last year, it still could mean more layoffs. That's what the district's business administrator, Joseph Paradise, told the Neshaminy school board Tuesday night. Neshaminy's 2010-11 spending plan is expected to be about $162.8 million. Revenues are estimated to be around $155.5 million, he said. That would mean a $7.3 million gap, or a 9.6 percent increase.

While this year's deficit is not as much as last year's $14 million, it's still "nothing to sneeze at," since it could still mean staff reductions because those are the biggest budget items. Last year, the district eliminated 65 positions to reduce operating costs.

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1 comment:

JS said...

This in no way is a reflection of the person in the position, but why is there a seperate administrator for the Tawanka program. There are a total of 60+ students.

There are 7 in the building just across the parking lot. Would it really be that hard for one of them to step in as needed at Tawanka?