Ken-Ton School District Holds Public Forum on Financial Woes

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2010 at 8:32 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 8, 2010 at 8:32 AM EDT

TONAWANDA, NY (WKBW) -- Ken-Ton School District Superintendent Mark Mondanaro held a public forum Wednesday night to speak with parents about the district's financial woes.

The district is facing the biggest proposed cuts in funding in more than 20 years, and Mondanaro announced Wednesday that he is foregoing his $7,000 raise in an effort to save money.

As part of Governor Paterson's proposal to close the nearly $7.5 billion deficit, Ken-Ton schools stand to lose $5.1 million in state aid.

The cuts have many parents worrying about their children's education.

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