Updated 04/19/2012 07:32 AM
Schenectady school budget includes layoffs
The Schenectady School Board has voted on its budget, much like other school districts in the Capital Region. Our Erin Vannella has the details.
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- More than 40 staff positions will be eliminated from Schenectady schools, as part of a new spending plan. Officials said the new school budget that passed Wednesday night is the result of a statewide resource shortage.
The board approved a budget that includes the elimination of 48 staff positions, a modified pre-k program, a new day schedule for the high school, a medical insurance buyout option, and the closure of Oneida Middle school.
School officials estimate that these and other changes could equal about $3.6 million in savings.
Schenectady did receive about $1.2 million more in state aid than was anticipated.