Clarkstown S.D finds cash, still planning cuts

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The cash-strapped Clarkstown School District discovered over $5 million in various school bank accounts left over from old capital projects.

However, School Superintendent Margaret Keller-Cogan says the money won't be used to fill the nearly $6 million budget gap, making layoffs inevitable.

"By law, you can't apply it to anything else other than the payments of the original project," Keller-Cogan says.

The superintendent says in the worst-case scenario, 136 positions may be eliminated in the district.

The Clarkstown Board of Education is expected to meet with district leaders before they vote on a final version of a budget later this month. Public hearings on the budget will be held in May.

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