Rhinebeck school trustees hope to stop mid-year aid cut

RHINEBECK — School trustees Tuesday looked for ways to put pressure on state lawmakers to keep from losing $227,329 in aid under Gov. David Paterson’s proposal to close the state budget gap.  The aid reduction from an expected $3.44 million was reviewed during a Board of Education meeting. District officials said they plan to reach out for community support through social networking techniques and spread word that funding cuts could result in program cuts and a higher property tax levy in the next district budget.

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School district leaders fear midyear aid cuts

Phelan said all options” would have to be examined, but “it would be difficult, if not impossible, to reschedule an entire school” in December or January if instructional employees had to be let go.

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