The budget ax will be coming down hard next week in the Bethlehem Area School District.
Superintendent Joseph Roy announced Monday that the administration will be proposing “deep and far-reaching” personnel and program cuts to try to close a funding gap created by Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget, which reduces statewide education spending by about $1.3 billion.
Roy told the board Curriculum Committee that Corbett’s preliminary budget would shortchange Bethlehem by $5 million, resulting in a total budget deficit of $11 million. Roy said he will present at the March 24 budget hearing plans to cut into that deficit.
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