School not concerned, for now

The Whitehall Central School District will be a little lighter in the wallet if preliminary budget cuts remain the same.

Under the new spending plan proposed by New York State governor Daniel Paterson, the school district would stand to lose $286,000 in state funding for the current budget.

School superintendent James Watson said that while the cuts may affect the budgeting process in the future, the schools finances are sound for the current school year.

“I am not convinced that $286,000 will be the number for the cut,” said Watson. “I think it will be negotiated down when the state goes back into session. Negotiating these cuts down has been their history.”

Watson said that the long range planning when working on the budget will help if the district is hit hard with cuts.

“I am confident that the long range plan of the Board of Education and the budget allow us to deal with the current year,” said Watson. “But going forward, this would add some complications to drafting the 2009-2010 budget. We are not worried right now, but we would be worried going forward.”

The 2008-09 Whitehall school budget was approved in May with a $713,357 in state funding.

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