Along with the many other challenges of running public schools during the spread of COVID-19, local districts still must prepare their budgets for 2020-21.
Philip Benante, the superintendent at Haldane in Cold Spring, said that only a few weeks ago, the district was confident that it could create a budget that met the state-mandated property tax cap.
But now, with businesses closing, people out of work and the economy in recession, that may no longer be the case.
“In two weeks’ time we’ve potentially done a 180,” he said.
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