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Minerva Central cuts positions while trimming budget

Minerva Central School Board members review budget cuts during their June 3 meeting.

Minerva Central School Board members review budget cuts during their June 3 meeting. McKenna Kelly

— “The wheel has rolled pretty well until now,” Steve McNally said, “But it’s time to reinvent it.”

School Board President Michael Corey lamented the cuts.

“We’re being prepared to dismantle the school,” Corey said.

This is Corey’s last year on the board, and he said he wishes his departure could have been under happier circumstances. This is the first year during Corey’s tenure that voters have defeated the school budget.

“After 14 years, this is my legacy?” Corey said. “I feel (bad) about that.”

After the meeting, Farrell said, “It wasn’t the outcome I’d hoped for, but given the situation, I don’t know if I could have hoped for anything more.”

The new budget will have to be approved by a vote on Tuesday, June 18, held from 1 to 8 p.m. The budget presentation/hearing will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

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