School Facing Likely Cuts

Poquoson City Public Schools is likely going to have to reduce staff next fiscal year.
That’s the word from school officials, who say much of it is due to former Governor Bob McDonnell’s $400,000 cuts from the school system.
Those cuts come on top of the $5 million in reductions the system has made over the past five years, including eliminating more than 50 positions and cutting instructional programs.
School officials say they have no other choice left but to reduce staff further.
On Jan. 30, the board will hold a public hearing to give residents time to comment on the proposed budget.
By March 31 the school board-approved budget will got to the City Council for its approval.