Friday, October 31, 2014

Follow us:
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

CNY

Utica City School District budget approved

  • Text size: + -
CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Utica City School District budget approved
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.


UTICA, N.Y. -- A budget for the Utica City School District has been approved.

The board of education passed the $138 million budget 6 to 1. It includes about 99 positions cuts and a two percent tax increase. This comes on the heels of 150 positions cuts last year. But the superintendent says they were left with little choice.

"I'm happy we have a budget that's completed. I'm unhappy about the cuts, it's devastating, it's devastating to the community, it's devastating to the school system," said Bruce Karam, Utica Schools Superintendent.

There may be some hope for at least a few of those jobs. The final numbers for education funding in the state budget were released Tuesday night, and Utica schools did see a boost in funding.

10.11.12.247 ClientIP: 54.237.197.160, 107.14.45.12 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP