Just how would sequestration financially affect Port Washington Public Schools?
According to the Times Union of Albany, which posted a state School Boards Association spreadsheet, total sequestration cuts in Port Washington would be $84,585.
When reached recently for comment, Port Washington school officials had yet to receive any figures directly from New York State, according to Dr. Kathleen Mooney, who added that there was “no reason to doubt numbers provided through New York State School Boards Association.”
“The concern for the Port Washington School District is the continual pressure from the taxpayers to control costs and the chiseling away by the government of the small amount of resources they provide on both the federal and state levels,” she said. “Although it is too early to determine the impact of the potential loss of these monies, any reduction of federal and state aid is always a problem.”