Stafford Schools Superintendent Confirms Staff Cuts, Says 'No Money Missing'


Stafford Township Schools Superintendent George J. Chidiac posted a statement on the district's website confirming that staff cuts are coming to the six-school district

But Chidiac was not happy about inaccurate information swirling around town about the budget.

"Recently there has been partial, misconstrued or inaccurate information circulating throughout the district, the community and especially on social media in regards to the budget," he said in the statement.  "Despite the rumors, there is no money missing."

Some district personnel have been cut due to budgetary reasons, realignment of staff due to scheduling efficiencies, reduction in enrollment and a reassessment of the district's priorities, Chidiac said.

"The staff members who have been affected by this unfortunate situation have been notified," he said. We value and appreciate these staff members and their service and dedication to the district."

The district must prepare for the new state mandated PARCC assessment and align curriculum to the mandated Common Core State standards, Chidiac said in the statement.

"These initiatives will require technology upgrades to help our students become 21st century learners in our global society," he said.

The Board of Education will hold a special meeting in the Stafford Room of the Oxycocus School at 7 p.m. on April 22. But budget questions won't be answered until the public hearing on the budget slated for April 29, Chidiac said.

FIMF the ll April 10, 2014 at 07:58 AM
Any information on who got cut and what their positions were?
Esther Libenschek April 11, 2014 at 05:55 PM
So in order to let Common Core technology in the door we must let common sense in the form of dedicated staff, greeters, teachers and teacher's assistants out the door? What are we teaching our children other than the government is reaching into their classrooms under the guise of knowing what's better for them more than a person who has dedicated their lives educating themselves to educate our kids? Perhaps I don't understand the value of this mandated program because I was taught by loving teachers who helped me not only learn out of text books but by their example of hard work and service with their only goal being to open my mind and help me think for myself.


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