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Auburn school district says it desperately needs equitable state funding

The Auburn Enlarged City School District has been fighting, for years, to get the funding they need to keep moving forward.

The pandemic is making matters worse. Board of Education member Danielle Wood told WSYR-TV that things are getting difficult.

“When they get to a point where a building is closed, our arts and music programs were slashed, our staff was cut significantly because every year, there’s cuts and you’re not seeing any hiring. Once that accumulates, we are pretty bare boned,” she told WSYR-TV.

Over the last 10 years the district has had to significantly reduce staff. Last year, Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo echoed that sentiment, noting that the district was doing everything it could to maintain levels of service for the community.