In wake of budget cuts, schools talk shared services

After several informal gatherings, Tri-Lakes area superintendents have outlined a plan to share functions and save money for the three districts.

Historic cuts in state aid are forcing schools to consider ways to run their districts more efficiently.

Saranac Lake Central School District Superintendent Jerry Goldman said Thursday that shared services are a way to reduce overlap and redundancy.

The three schools arc considering sharing everything from staff to educational programs, Goldman says.

The list of possibilities includes: a shared a grant writer; combining summer school and summer special education; and sharing business office functions.

Things on the bottom of the list include sharing superintendents. Goldman said the idea was discussed at one point, but that such a merger wasn't likely to happen voluntarily.

Lake Placid Central School District Superintendent Randy Richards also mentioned the possibility of sharing services with the Keene Valley Central School District during a budget meeting last week.

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