Corbett plan slashes $3.1M from Pottstown school budget

As the dust settles from the shock of the cuts Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget makes to public education, the picture that emerges for Pottstown is even worse than first thought — nearly $3 million worse.

According to information Superintendent Reed Lindley shared recently with the district staff and the school board’s finance committee, Pottstown will receive $3.1 million less in state funding than it received in the current budget year.

This new budget reality is likely to have an impact both on what the district can afford to pay its teachers, who are in the midst of negotiating a new contract, and its mid-level administrators and principals, whose contract is currently under consideration by the school board, Lindley said Monday.
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