The Newfield Central School District was one of two districts in New York categorized as under “significant fiscal stress,” says a recent report from the Office of the State Comptroller.
The only one district in New York to receive “significant” designation was the Dryden Central School District in Rockland County, according to Ithaca Voice. No other districts in Tompkins County receive the designation.
The Newfield school district has been running on a deficit for the last three years. The district scored particularly low in the report’s fund balance and operating deficit indicators, which contributed to the district receiving the second worst score in the state.
Newfield’s Superintendent Eric Hartz says although the designation seems to indicate the district is in dire straits, he believes they have gotten through the worst of their fiscal woes.
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