Orange Studying Impact of State Budget Cuts
Dear Resident of the Orange Schools,
We are aware of the concern among staff and community regarding the state education budget cuts announced this week and their effect on the Orange Schools. We are studying what further impact these cuts will have beyond the expenditure reductions we have already identified as part of our current budget cycle preparation process.
While the District financial reserves are very strong and we have time to approach this challenge in an orderly and thoughtful way, we recognize that the magnitude of the state funding cuts will unavoidably affect our budget capacity over the next several years. In the coming weeks, we will provide more specific information about the choices we must make to keep the district financially sound while assuring continuity of the outstanding education we deliver to our children.
Thank you for supporting the Orange Schools.
Dr. Nancy Wingenbach