The Vineland Board of Education will meet Monday evening to adopt a new budget that could be slashed by cuts due to the loss of state funding.
The special meeting was advertised this week after Gov. Chris Christie introduced a budget Tuesday that cut school aid for most districts. Vineland stands to lose about $9 million next year from the $145.9 million it received this year.
Christie previously seized $13.3 million from Vineland when he took the "excess surpluses" of districts around the state last month. Excess surplus is surplus above 2 percent of the total budget. Most districts that collect that much money often use it to expand school programs or cut taxes the next year.
"Right now, it tentatively puts us about $25 million in the hole," Vineland school Superintendent Maryann Banks said Wednesday.
Banks said she would meet with other school officials Thursday to determine what effect the cuts would have on the school budget. She did not return subsequent phone calls for comment Thursday and Friday.
Monday's board meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the school district's main offices on Plum Street.
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