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.

Comments

comments

Read more in this week's Times in newsstands now or click here to read right now with our e-edition.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Classifieds 01/28/14

Whitehall Marina, RV Park sold to new owners

DSC_0550

By Dan King The Whitehall Marina, restaurant and RV park have new owners. Bill Brina, owner of Dagon Enterprises, said […]

Culligan still wants to coach

Justin Culligan

By Dan King Despite being terminated as the varsity football coach, Justin Culligan still wants to coach in Whitehall. Culligan […]

Whitehall Winterfest on ice

Winterfest III

By Dan King One of Whitehall’s favorite annual events will be on hiatus this year – the Whitehall Winterfest, which […]

Community Heroin discussion at SUNY ADK

Residents of Warren and Washington Counties are invited to learn how heroin affects everyone in the community and discuss ways […]

Petitions available to run for village office

Potential candidates interested in running for public office have until Feb. 10 to submit their name for this March’s village […]

Cop: School district ‘as safe as can be’

By Dan King Despite some parents’ concerns, a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy says Whitehall Central School is “as safe as […]

DeLorme’s 199 paces rifle club

Young Joe DeLorme has a career night, shooting a near perfect 199, including a 50 in the difficult standing position. […]

Cheerleaders to perform in competition

The Whitehall varsity cheerleaders will be performing in a cheer competition this weekend. Competition will begin at 10 a.m. on […]

Mayor LaRose to seek reelection

By Derek Liebig Granville Mayor Brian LaRose confirmed last week he will seek a second term in office, saying there […]

Rotary trivia night this weekend

The community’s brightest minds will compete Saturday to determine who has the greatest knowledge of trivia. The Granville Rotary Club […]

Girls’ upended at Hadley-Luzerne

Hadley-Luzerne (1-10, 2-11) cemented its first league win of the season, downing the Whitehall girls’ basketball team 49-27 last Friday. […]