It seems like every day there’s another story in the paper detailing how a particular school district is looking to drastically cut back on next year’s budget. The numbers are scary. We’re looking at layoffs and sacrifices, and still, tax increases.
Do me a favor, I need help monitoring the situation. Brewster is cutting the athletic budget and the proposal I read online shows hockey is going to be taking a big hit. Let me know what the plans are in your district. Hockey is at risk because it usually has the highest per-student cost of any sport. And outside of places like Suffern, Mamaroneck, Pelham and Rye, it’s really not considered a major sport by the powers that be.
I have not heard about programs being shut down, but let’s keep an eye on the budget process.