Sports could be cut at Union City

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UNION CITY — The Union City School District is facing financial problems, and sports could be on the chopping block.

The school board met on Monday but did not make a decision on matter.

The board will meet on Thursday to continue the discussion.

The school district took out a $2.5 million loan to make it through last year without state funds.

The district has already cut staff and furloughed employees, but that is not enough to create a balanced budget.

The school board is considering cutting sports programs to save the district $400,000.

“So there will be continued discussion I’m sure,” Union City Superintendent Sandra Myers said. “There may be concessions made in the future, maybe we’ll take a loan thinking we can survive the first round of sports for fall sports. That will be the (school) board’s discussion and they will direct me when they make a decision.”

Board members said they will have to take out a loan if they are going to support fall sports. 

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