Ad'k League weighs changes

Nolan added that if such cutbacks were enacted, North Warren Central School, Bolton Central, and Warrensburg - and perhaps other schools - would likely be attending such clinics together, and they might share transportation to a central site. He noted that the schools with a higher prevailing local wealth might be attending more clinics than those with a lower community economic profile.

Lake George Central Athletic Director Mark Bleibtrey said he did not want to reveal specifics about the proposals raised.

"Athletic directors are looking at every possible scenario to save money in these difficult economic times," he said. "At this point, there are no definitive solutions, but we'll be doing anything we can to save districts money while keeping the integrity of the athletic programs."

The group of Adirondack League athletic directors will be meeting again in the first week of April, Bleibtrey said.

"The extreme option is cutting programs, which no one wants, but certainly we all have to do something," he said, noting that already, Lake George has adopted a "bare bones" policy on athletic equipment purchases.

"The top concern of all the athletic directors, of course, is the kids, but we still have to be financially responsible," he added.

Athletic directors from North Warren and Bolton Central could not be reached Tuesday morning.

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