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Concern over proposed cuts in Burlington schools

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Parents in Burlington are pushing back over proposed cuts to the school district's co-curricular programs, including athletics.

A decision on the cuts could be made at a school board meeting Tuesday night. Each school will then decide which sports will be affected.

School officials say the spending cuts are necessary on top of the voter-approved 5 percent budget increase.

"There will be impact, there will be certain maintenance programs that may be put off, there may be some interventions that won't occur as quickly as possible, I'm sure that it will be noticed. The impact will be minimized but there will be some impact," said Keith Pillsbury, the chairman of the Finance Committee.

"This is the hub of Vermont, I believe, the Queen City, to take any sort of cut in the athletics and co-curricular I think is an absolute crime," said Scot Sweeney, a parent.

Parents and members of the community are invited to attend the May 14 meeting in the Burlington High School cafeteria beginning at 7 p.m.

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