SEVERE WX : Lake Effect Snow Warning - Winter Weather Advisory View Alerts

Rome schools to cut fewer positions

The Rome City School District has re-evaluated its proposed spending plan, which could save roughly 30 to 40 teaching positions.

Posted: Apr 8, 2019 6:36 PM
Updated: Apr 8, 2019 6:41 PM

ROME, N.Y.-- The Rome City School District has re-evaluated its proposed spending plan, which could save roughly 30 to 40 teaching positions.

The proposed $114.6 million budget initially meant that 70 to 80 jobs would have been eliminated. But Peter Blake, superintendent of the Rome City School District, said some of the positions were able to be reinstated because of state funding.

"We've had a lot of changes in the past two months since this has been the first proposed," he said. "Most recently with the addition, through the state budget being approved we had an addition of $1.5 million in foundation aid and with that money we've added several elementary classroom positions back into the budget."

Blake said those positions include 10 elementary reading positions, seven Math positions and five library positions. He said there will also be more funding for sports and after school activities.

But the remaining cuts will impact the entire district.

"We don't pick and choose where the positions come from that's all done contractually and by seniority rights," he said. "It depends on really unfortunately, the least senior staff are going to be impacted the most. So if you're in a building that has a pretty young staff, there's a chance they'll be affected more greatly than other buildings will."

The Board of Education will vote on the budget on April 23. Then voters will make the final decision on May 21.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1255971

Reported Deaths: 41173
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens1569407852
Kings1538388057
Suffolk1272872589
Nassau1138122551
Bronx1051755272
Westchester844201797
New York753193439
Erie517181371
Richmond447371380
Monroe44007760
Rockland31668806
Orange28574642
Onondaga27492528
Oneida16660342
Dutchess16541311
Albany16168255
Niagara11933241
Broome10981255
Saratoga914080
Schenectady8587124
Ulster7642191
Rensselaer6772104
Putnam644774
Chemung5567108
Chautauqua554156
Oswego487265
Ontario469482
Steuben4560131
Cayuga437269
Sullivan379849
Genesee365198
Wayne364651
Herkimer356156
St. Lawrence354759
Cattaraugus337361
Jefferson314522
Madison310876
Livingston267740
Tompkins264123
Cortland262854
Columbia243269
Allegany234775
Montgomery219774
Tioga219154
Wyoming213542
Clinton212918
Fulton207052
Warren204538
Greene202557
Orleans190868
Chenango175040
Otsego164623
Washington147324
Lewis145924
Seneca121846
Franklin11299
Delaware100020
Essex97218
Schoharie8895
Yates81316
Schuyler71410
Hamilton1461
Unassigned44104
Out of NY0165
Rome
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 32° Lo: 22°
Feels Like: 23°
Binghamton
Cloudy
29° wxIcon
Hi: 31° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 20°
Rome
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 23°
Rome
Cloudy
31° wxIcon
Hi: 27° Lo: 6°
Feels Like: 23°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
2021 Golfer's Paradise Card - 21 Courses for only $99.99
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve