The North Adams School Department is preparing three scenarios for budget reductions in anticipation of expected cuts in state education aid because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Business Administrator Carrie Burnett presented the School Committee  with 10 percent, 12.5 percent and 15 percent of across the board reductions on Tuesday night.
The committee will be holding a workshop on Monday to discuss ways to meet the second and third targets.
The first option, at 10 percent, would be a budget cut of $1,803,408. With estimated offsets of $1,196,049 from stimulus money, school choice funds, federal grants and special education tuition, the spending reduction would be $607,359.
Second scenario at 12.5 percent would be cut of $2,254,259. Using the same estimated offsets, the spending reduction would be $1,058,210 and would require cuts in educational staffing.
The third at 15 percent would be a $2,705,111 cut, for a total of $1,509,062 in budget reductions.
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