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March 19, 2013

Economy causing trouble in super search

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One of the requirements for the Oneonta position is previous experience as a superintendent. In these uncertain times it remains a necessity, he said.

Also at today’s meeting, the board is expected to consider a proposal Rowley made at a meeting earlier this month to move 6th grade to middle school, as a way of closing a $1.5 million budget gap. It will allow for the cut of two staff positions.

He said he will be recommending other staff cuts at Wednesday meeting and is talking with those who might be affected before then, so did not want to be more specific Monday.

He had previously proposed cutting a physical education teacher and the German program. Those and the unannounced cuts must be finalized before a final budget to go before voters is approved at the April 26 board meeting, Rowley said.

Larkin said she was in favor of the middle school change as a necessary step to address the shortfall. She did not want to speculate on what the other board members would vote.

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