Niagara Falls schools predicting job cuts


The Niagara Falls School District is facing some bleak scenarios according to the Buffalo News that include cutting as many as 33 jobs  to balance the budget .

Superintendent Cynthia Bianco unveiled several plans at a Thursday night meeting to meet the budget target of about $125 million.

The administration is predicting personnel cuts, between 10 and 15 teachers, an administrator and other staffers.

The district is factoring in an estimated increase of $200,000 in aid from the state.  Other media, including the Niagara-Gazette, report that the school district is facing a $7 million budget gap.

Financial concerns could even be worse if plans for a local charter school are improved. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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