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Cooperstown School District holds Board Meeting with open budget discussion

One topic addressed was the proposed cuts to the Football programs, and other extra-curricular programs like Swimming.

Posted: Mar 4, 2020 11:50 PM

COOPERSTOWN N.Y.- The Cooperstown Central School District held a board meeting Wednesday night with open budget discussion.

One topic addressed at the meeting was the potential cuts to the football programs and other extra-curricular programs.

A small crowd attended the meeting, and a few of those in attendance showed up to voice their opinions on how cutting extra-curricular programs like football would have an impact.

Those NEWSChannel 2 spoke with say they want to get their voices heard, and say they will keep attending every meeting they can as they want to know why the program is on the docket.

“Once we got word of it (the football programs) being on the docket for discussion as (if) the program(s) would continue of not, we wanted to get our voices heard.” said Matt Phillips, an Assistant Coach with the Cooperstown Youth Football Program. “Weather it be us coaches, family members, last school board meeting we had over 250 people here, about a dozen people spoke on behalf of the program anywhere from people directly involved with anywhere involved. From the varsity and modified program to the youth program.” Phillips added.

Cooperstown Central School District Superintendent Dr. William Crankshaw however, says the football program and an idea of combining the Boys and Girls Swimming Teams into one team have only been up for discussion.

“At the end of the month we will have a more fine tuned budget.” says Crankshaw. “To this day football has only been a discussion, it’s nothing that has been cut. Swim was another topic, the thought to combine Boys and Girls Swimming, and that has been under consideration. It still is, but has not been cut from the program portion of the budget.” Crankshaw added.

No decisions were made at Wednesday night’s meeting. The Cooperstown School Board will have a more solid budget plan after April 1st with a vote coming in May. The School Board will meet again on the last Wednesday of the month.

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