WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The Waynesboro Area School Board continued whittling away at its projected 2010-11 deficit Tuesday, discussing a mix of cost cuts and tax increases.
For months, the board has worked with staff to trim line items to the bare bones while keeping the discussion of raising taxes mostly at arm's length.
Budget negotiations began this year with a proposed $1.7 million deficit.
Continually cutting money here and there should eventually bring the budget into balance, said school board member Chris Lind.
Lind, however, warned the board that many of the expenditure cuts it has discussed will produce only "one-time" savings, leaving the board in a similar, if not more, precarious position at this time next year.
Among items discussed for reduction were payroll, allotments to the retirement reserve, medical fund balance and some programs.
School board member Billie Finn said she could comfortably eliminate as much as $548,000 in personnel expenses from the budget.