- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

CARBONDALE, Pa. (AP) - Another school district is warning that it may choose to shut down instead of borrowing money to weather Pennsylvania state government’s budget stalemate.

Carbondale Superintendent Joseph Gorham said Thursday that the northeastern Pennsylvania district can meet payroll once more and then he may recommend shutting down.

Gorham told The Times-Tribune of Scranton (https://bit.ly/1JtQLej ) that he’d rather shut down than borrow again. The district took out a $900,000 loan in July.

On Monday, Erie’s school board passed a resolution giving Superintendent Jay Badams the authority to act on any option available if the district can no longer pay employees. That includes shutting down schools.

Badams says borrowing about $30 million to keep the schools open through December would cost around $200,000, money that could be spent to hire four more teachers.


Information from: The Times-Tribune, https://thetimes-tribune.com/

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