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March 5, 2013

Lew-Port officials project funding cuts to special education programs

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Niagara Gazette — Comparatively speaking, the BOCES budgets remain fairly similar between what was adopted this year and what officials are proposing for next. Only a 3 percent increase, less than the anticipated property tax threshold, exists in the budget. 

But where did the increase come from? The majority of the extra spending is coming from a shift in one of the most popular programs at the district's high school. One administrators hate to see happening.

The Junior ROTC program is shifting full-time to the Orleans-Niagara BOCES Sanborn location next year with some changes parents aren't finding acceptable.

"I don't think parents were fully understanding what's happening here," High School Principal Paul Casseri said. "It's changing to a full-blown half-day program and it's only for juniors and seniors now. But the shift saved the district significant money. We would have lost the program completely. We wanted to keep it here, but logistically, we just couldn't make it work.

"BOCES is centrally located. No one hates to lose this more than I do. We spent a lot of time bringing it here."

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