The Millcreek School District has released a statement clarifying their position on the future funding of the Erie County Technical School. We spoke with Superintendent William Hall yesterday to discuss the district’s $2.5 million dollar deficit. He says a special committee is working to figure out what would be the best option for the district moving forward. Eventually, some schools may have to close, but that decision is years away. A big concern comes from the amount of funding the district puts into the Erie County Technical School. The Millcreek Township School District is responsilbe for 36% of the technical school’s funding, up to $32 million. A statement from Hall was sent out today to clarify the district’s intensions.
“The Millcreek Township School District (MTSD) is responsible for 36% of any construction/renovation project at the Erie County Technical School (ECTS). The most recent estimate for renovation/construction at ECTS was not to exceed $32 million. If a $32 million project was approved, MTSD would owe $11.5 million. At a recent Superintendent meeting at ECTS, I shared with the local superintendent group that MTSD cannot, at this time, afford its share of a potential $32 million project. At the recent MTSD School Board meeting, there was no discussion about cutting funding to student vocational programs nor will there be any cutting of funding for student enrollment and participation at ECTS,” says Hall.
The Millcreek School Board is holding public meetings to discuss the district’s budget. Those meetings will be held on the following dates:
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
at 6:30 – 8 p.m. at the Millcreek Intermediate High School’s Little Theatre, 3320 Caughey Road.