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.