East Ramapo school officials have come up with a plan B if state lottery funding fails.
Board members released a list of planned cuts totaling $3.5-million at a Tuesday hearing, with $700-thousand in teacher retirements, $225-thousand in the additional layoffs of two nurses and a bus mechanic. $564-thousand from reducing the district’s contribution to employee retirement accounts and an additional $275-thousand cut for sports and student clubs.
District officials hope to use state lottery funding to balance next year’s budget. The proposal requires special legislation to be passed to let the district get part of its annual award early.
State senator David Carlucci has drafted the bill to introduce to the Senate. It has not been introduced in the Assembly yet.