Parents, students weigh in on cuts planned for Smithtown schools

Officials say painful cuts are planned for Smithtown schools and tonight parents and students got a chance to weigh in on the $212 million proposal.Smithtown

SMITHTOWN - Officials say painful cuts are planned for Smithtown schools and tonight parents and students got a chance to weigh in on the $212 million proposal.

Smithtown could slash as many as 20 teaching jobs through layoffs and attrition.

Officials say the plan could also eliminate 29 administrative and custodial positions, and cut some sports programs.

Earlier today, News 12 Long Island reported that Smithtown is losing $3 million in state aid because of paperwork problems. District officials say that they have to pay back the money from their reserve fund, but add that it won't affect this year's budget.

Taxpayers will vote on the budget proposal May 17.

Smithtown Central S.D. to hold public budget hearing

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