ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Middle school sports being cut is just one of many possible setbacks for Albuquerque Public Schools.
The Albuquerque Journal reported (http://bit.ly/2pelXR7 ) Tuesday that Superintendent Raquel Reedy told the school board the district is struggling to cover a "staggering" projected budget cut.
Reedy says eliminating competitive basketball, volleyball and track and field would save about $600,000.
She also says larger class sizes, a heavier high school schedule and reduced employee workdays are options to make up the deficit.
The state education department says the district is spending $1.4 million each year on public relations and lobbying, which could be cut to save elsewhere.
The district claims it only pays about $680,000 for that communications staff.
A vote on the cuts is scheduled for May 22.
Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com