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12 positions to be cut from Cheektowaga schools if budget is approved

Posted at 6:47 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 07:06:53-04

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) — The superintendent of Cheektowaga Central School District is clarifying how many people will be impacted with the proposed budget cuts.

Superintendent Mary Morris says six teachers and six aides will be affected if voters approve the proposed budget.

Morris says the district is working with all of them.

Some have already found jobs and others will likely find jobs, Morris said.

According to the superintendent, the budget includes no cuts that would impact your child's programming.

"When we first started talking cuts, appeared to be a lot. But if you look across district and factor in additions and retirements, it ended up being a pretty typical year," Morris told 7 Eyewitness News.

The school district originally was looking at a two million dollar budget deficit.

If voters pass the budget Tuesday, then it's locked in.

If voters don't approve the budget, the district would have to make nearly 360 thousand dollars worth of cuts.

Polls will be open between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The board of education will meet immediately after results are announced.