Pittsburgh Schools Propose Next Round of Cuts

Pittsburgh Public Schools superintendent Linda Lane Monday night presented to the city school board her plan to save $10 million to $13 million.

Her list includes cutting 20 to 25 central office positions; eliminating middle school softball and baseball; and closing night school and next year’s summer school.

“It helps, but it doesn’t solve it,” Ms. Lane said, referring to the district’s deficit.

In December, the school board approved a $529 million budget for calendar 2012, with a deficit of about $21 million, which will come out of the district’s fund balance unless it is reduced.

Even with the new proposed cuts, the district estimates its fund balance will fall below its minimum requirement in 2015.

Click here to read the full article published in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette,
 March 6, 2012.

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