12 new positions added to Lockport school budget

Board set to adopt $99.3M spending plan next week

Administrators of Lockport City School District have prepared the final version of their 2018-2019 budget to present to the school board, which will vote on the spending plan at its April 11 meeting.

The last time the board received a budget update, trustees were told by Deborah Coder, assistant superintendent for finance and management services, that they needed to come up with $977,000 of spending cuts or additional revenue to keep the 2018-2019 tax levy under the state cap — which the board collectively had decided not to “pierce.” Possibilities suggested by Coder included cutting non-mandatory programs such as full-day kindergarten and jerseys for modified sports.

Lockport Journal