Notre Dame H.S. Seeks to Close Budget Gap

Written by on June 28, 2018

Notre Dame High School in Batavia has started to restructure staffing and services after losing around $125,000 or 10 percent of its annual budget following the elimination of their Catholic diocesan subsidy.

Notre Dame Principal Wade Bianco said the school received notice of the cuts in a letter from the financial director for the WNY diocese on April 30th.

The school informed parents of the cuts in a letter sent out with student report cards.

Bianco said he had tri-fold approach to addressing the cuts with the least impact on students…

He said subsequent to the news of the budget cuts, he and his administrators have approached the issue as an opportunity to reduce spending where it is felt the least and to grow the programming with a leaner approach…

Bianco cited a handful of savings to the school including merging two academic advisor positions, as one member was heading into retirement along with smarter staffing in the library and tweaking the maintenance staff hours.

The news was felt much harder at a Catholic High School in Niagara Falls as it has announced its immediate closure following the loss of its subsidy.

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