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Trumansburg schools face severe budget and staff cuts

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The Trumansburg Central School District announced an approaching $2 million budget shortfall for the 2024-2025 academic year, necessitating significant financial adjustments and staff reductions. The district plans to bridge the gap by increasing the appropriate fund balance from $300,000 to $450,000, raising the use of reserve funds to $716,500, and making a budget cut of approximately $1.58 million. These measures will affect all areas, including the instructional program, administration, and capital/facilities, to manage the anticipated expenses of over $33 million against projected revenues of about $31.3 million.

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In response to the financial crisis, the district is considering a resolution to abolish several positions by the end of June 2024. The proposed cuts include roles in the library media specialist area, world languages, and elementary education. These staff members, identified based on their seniority and lack of tenure or probationary status, highlight the district’s challenging decisions to navigate its budget constraints.

The Trumansburg School District has opened registration for community members wishing to speak at the upcoming Board of Education meeting, scheduled for Tuesday at 5:30 pm in the Trumansburg High School Library. The meeting, which will address the district’s financial shortfall and its implications for staff and programming, will also be available via Zoom, allowing broader community engagement during these critical discussions.