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Massive budget cuts proposed for Broadalbin-Perth school district


BROADALBIN, N.Y.--More than 30 teachers' jobs, full day kindergarten, sports, even college advanced courses, are on the table to possibly be cut at Broadalbin-Perth.

Superintendent Stephen Tomlinson says he wants to put all of the potential cuts back into the budget, but at this point doesn't see how that can happen.

He laid out a crystal clear and bleak picture of what the district is facing, after layoff notices went out to teachers one week ago.

Tomlinson says the property tax levy is allowed to be up 3.32 percent, still leaving the district with a 2.4 million dollar budget gap.

He is going to the Capital on Wednesday with a large portion of the senior class, to lobby against cuts to education, as well as ask for help from Governor Cuomo.

Tomlinson says he plans to reiterate his message he wrote in a letter to the Governor, recommending that some of the $250 million in grant money Cuomo has said is available, be given to needy districts.

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