The Auburn School Board held a budget workshop on Tuesday night, and looked at ways to save jobs due the looming $4 Million budget deficit and the closing of Cayuga Centers’ residential treatment program.
According to District Superintendent Jeff Pirozzolo, the nineteen teachers employed by Cayuga Centers will be shifted to long-term substitute positions for the rest of this school year and the district is looking at ways to keep them on the payroll in the next school year. Under the plan, current long-term substitute teachers would be laid off.
The budget shortfall was also discussed. Pirozzolo was at the meeting after two days in Albany discussing budget issues with other school district leaders and lawmakers.