School district facing budget cuts
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MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. -- The state caps funding to school districts as part of the budget proposal and at least one superintendent says the move is harming students' education.
Dr. Kenneth Eastwood says it means more layoffs could be on tap in the Middletown City School District. There are also plans to abolish the role of principals in the high school.
The district is now looking to restructure its staffing to deal with the decreased funding.
"Over the last three years, we've lost almost 13 to15 percent of employees and next year, we're losing another 52 employees in addition to having to restructure to save extra funds, but also to make sure our kids are taken care of," Eastwood said.
The Middletown Board of Education will be voting on its budget proposal next week. The final vote goes before residents May 15th.