Albuquerque Community Resists Proposed School Sports Cuts

Apr 20, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque community is making sure its school board knows people are not happy about proposed middle school sports cuts.

Teachers, coaches, parents and students gathered at the Albuquerque School Board meeting Wednesday to express how detrimental they feel losing sports would be.

The cuts are part of the district's plan for its projected $25 million budget reduction. Other cuts include reduced employee work days, bigger classes and a heavier high school schedule.

The district's teachers' federation says the district needs to make a better effort at finding creative solutions to the problem, including using its reserve money.

The district pulled from its reserves to cover part of its fiscal year 2017 reduction and says it would be reckless to cut it any further.