Budget cuts hurt in Corning-Painted Post

Thanks to our Southern Tier readers – especially Corning Teachers Association President Richard Gallant – for alerting us to the sad news that the Corning-Painted Post schools school board had to cut many electives and non-mandated courses to stay within their tax levy cap.

This link does not have many details, but here’s the district’s detailed information, which notes the impact of a $5.3 million grant from the Corning Inc. Foundation which saved 55 jobs. All told, about 102 teachers and teacher aide jobs of the 105 are cut or cut back.

It’s heartbreaking that so many opportunities are being taken from students. When we published this NYSUT United article about cuts statewide, Corning had not adopted its budget and the reporting emphasized that the grant from Corning saved many programs.

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