Friday, April 23, 2010

Galway could slash JV sports

The Schenectady Gazette reported this morning that Galway Central Schools (a small town in Saratoga County) could slash nine junior varsity sports to help make up for an anticipated loss of $1.1 million in state aid.

The district is proposing a $17.7 million budget, which includes a 3% tax increase.

Galway's soccer (boys and girls), volleyball, basketball (boys and girls), wrestling, cheerleading, baseball and softball programs will lose their JV teams. The move is expected to save the district $45,000 on coaching salaries, team transportation and equipment and officials expenses.

The district also plans to cut 1.4 teaching positions and a cleaning and clerical position.

A public meeting will be held on May 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the high school library. Galway's vote is set for May 18.

The New York State Sportswriters Association is following school budget cuts and the effect on sports here at this link:

Troy High dodged a bullet last week, but are there any other schools in Rensselaer County facing a similar crisis as Galway?

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