Petersburg school board to discuss how to move forward after $4.1 million budget cut

PETERSBURG, Va. (WRIC) — Petersburg City Council approved to cut millions of dollars from its school systems spending Tuesday night. This cut is one of many to help with the city’s ballooning deficit.

The school board is set to meet Wednesday night to discuss how the district will move forward after city council approved to cut $4.1 million.

When 8News spoke with Superintendent Dr. Marcus Newsome last Wednesday about the then-proposed budget cut, he said it’s ultimately the decision of the school board to decide where those cuts will come from. But he anticipates some positions in schools may go unfilled to help close the budget cap for the upcoming year.

“We’ll just search our budget line item by line item to see where we can make cuts that have the least impact on the classroom,” Newsome said.

This is what will be discussed at the scheduled board meeting happening at 6:30 p.m.

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