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March 28, 2013

School officials: State budget could be worse


“Our legislators have been strong advocates for us,” he said. “It will help, but it won’t solve all our problems.”

Unatego Central School budget manager Nicholas Rosas said “now that we have real numbers we will start the hard work.” The district will receive $10.7 million — a $605,000 increase. The additional $250,000 the district will receive means it is better off, but still faces a $1.2-$1.4 million budget gap, Rosas said.

“It will help us close the gap but it won’t solve all the problems,” he said. Some of the possible cuts that have been identified include closing Otego Elementary School and cutting some athletic or extracurricular activities. Anything that is not required would be on the table, he said.




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