Fairport budget proposal includes teacher cuts

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For the second consecutive year, the Fairport School District is looking to cut 25+ teaching positions, a move not popular among parents.
“I worry about where my kids are going to be five, six years from now, whether or not the school right around the corner from my house is even going to be there. How are we going to keep condensing? How are we going to keep shuffling teachers around, getting good educators?” said Karl Helfner.

Holmes has asked herself the same question. She’s a parent as well as a teacher assistant in the Fairport Central School District. She attended tonight meeting trying to get to the bottom of why quality teachers are being let go.

“I do think they’re working in the best interest of the district. I think we are paying for decisions that were made in the past with former boards and former superintendents” said Holmes.

Fairport Central School District Superintendent Brett Provenzano says the cuts were difficult but necessary, adding they were the result of enrollment continuing to drop 2% annually.                      

“I have an obligation and a commitment to the community as a whole to be responsive to that and that’s what a majority of this is” said Provenzano

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