Erie School District talks $9 million cuts and deal with LECOM

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A new tentative deal proposal with LECOM Health will give the Erie school District some financial relief. But , they are still facing some big financial cut backs. At Wednesday’s School Board meeting the district discussed a tentative plan that will assure LECOM contributes to the districts funding. The grant will provide the school district with more than $3 million in funding  over 8 years. Superintendent Doctor Badams says the district will now  have about $150,000 additionally to work with during the school year. The district feared that LECOM Health owned buildings like The Regency at South Shore would become tax exempt and the school district would not receive benefits from that property.  The board also discussed potential budget cuts totaling $9,830,000. This included discussions about shutting some schools down. The board is hopping to receive more funding from the State. 

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