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Frankfort-Schuyler School Board moves on to discuss 2012-2013 budget without a merger

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - Frankfort-Schuyler Central School District's Board of Education held their first meeting Tuesday night after residents voted to not move forward with a proposed four district merger.

The purpose of the meeting was to begin the budget process for the upcoming year.

The School Board anticipates a roughly $800,000 gap for 2012-2013 school year, the same figure they presented throughout the merger study.

"Now, we have to start looking at how can we address that $800,000 anticipated gap between expenditures and revenue and that will involve cuts," says Superintendent Robert Reina. "Exactly what, when, where and how...we just started that tonight. So there will be more on that as time goes on over the next several weeks."

Superintendent Robert Reina says there is an active discussion on sharing services with the district, BOCES, and the three schools that decided to move forward with the merger study, as well as other schools in the community.

Frankfort -Schuyler's School Board will next meet on Thursday, February 16.

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