Contact Us

West Frankfort Elementary Closing Due To State Aid Cuts

Frankfort, NY (WIBX) – The West Frankfort Elementary School will be closing at the end of this school year, sending the school’s more than 200 students to Reese Road Elementary.

The Frankfort Schuyler School Board has voted to close the school as a way to save money in light of a $1.2 million reduction in state aid, said Superintendent Bob Reina.

The school’s closure will save about $580,000, so the district will also need to increase taxes, reduce funding to some programs, and cut about ten positions, he said.

“[Those posititions] would either be eliminated, reduced or not filled through attrition. There will be cuts across the board, in terms of material supplies, equipment, field trips and those types of things,” Reina said.

Athletics, extra-curriculur activities, arts and music will likey see reductions as well, Reina said.

One of the biggest concerns with the conoslidation is longer bus rides for some students.

“We’ve had that assessed and the early estimates are that the actual bus runs may be upto nine-minutes longer, each way,” Reina said.

The school board will be voting on a budget at it’s next meeting on Tuesday night.

Best Of WIBX950

Recommended For You

Best Of The Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for IBX INCENTIVE CLUB quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive IBX INCENTIVE CLUB contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.