By JAMES CUMMINGS • Special To AllOTSEGO.com
SCHENEVUS – Awaiting a merger study, the Schenevus Central School Board will meet tomorrow at 6:30 to vote on a resolution to begin conversations with Worcester about tuitioning-out students for the 2020-2021 school year.
“Tutioning-out is buying a service from another school district instead of supplying that service yourself,” said Schenevus Central School Superintendent Theresa Carlin.
Tutioning-out would require Schenevus students to attend Worcester, but they would still finish high school as Schenevus graduates. Additionally, the option could save the district as much as $1 million.
“If we were to tuition-out next year, we could save $1 million,” she said.
And if tuitioning-out isn’t utilized, “It would be difficult to make it to next year without cuts,” said Carlin.
The school has not yet heard back on a merger study grant, and, if approved, the merger itself lasting as long as two years.
“For right now, if you have no intention of merging, tuitioning out is a way of maintaining your identity,” said Carlin.
She expects a vote during tomorrow’s meeting.
“I’m very fortunate to have a board this cohesive,” said Carlin. “But anything could happen.”