The Albany City School District is among many districts facing significant financial challenges after losing out on roughly $23 million of state funding, which may very well force district officials to make some tough decisions.
The school board met Tuesday night to discuss a proposal that would eliminate more than 200 jobs across the district.
Several teachers from the Albany International Center, as well as the Tony Clement Center, spoke on the negative impact restructuring could have on students during the public comment section of the night.
Superintendent Kaweeda G. Adams later recommended that the board move forward with the district's current reopening plan.
The current plan would have all district students begin the year with virtual orientation and learning.
Then on September 21, students in pre-k through 6th grade return to the classroom, unless a student has opted for remote learning. Students grades 7 through 12 will be remote for the first semester.
Adams' recommendation anticipates a reduction in charter school payments, an equitable distribution of state funding reductions, a CARES Act allocation adjustment, and that the number of in-person faculty and staff does not decrease beyond the district's capacity.