DOLGEVILLE, NY – It was a heated and emotional school board meeting at James A. Green High School in Dolgeville Tuesday.
The recently released school budget shows a shortfall of over $2.6 million.
Parents and staff are afraid that the deficit will be made up by cutting the teaching staff.
Margaret Doxtader, a concerned parent who attended the meeting thinks the cuts should start at the top.
“By cutting teachers positions is totally unreal. If we need to make cuts, why do we need to have 3 principals in this school? It never used to be that way. It was always 2.”
“We realize we have a budget shortfall that we need to address,” said school board president Robert Maxwell.
"We’re thinking about ways to save money and it does include some cuts to staff, and or raising our taxes over the tax cap to solve the problem.”
Maxwell reiterated to the crowd how important it was that they vote for and pass the school budget.
If it doesn’t pass, he says the cuts could be much worse.