The Chambersburg School board held a meeting to discuss possibilityof cutting CMS programs

Many from the CMS community came to voice their opinions

Tuesday night the Chambersburg School Board had a meeting where they discussed their 2017-2018 budgets, which they talked about the possibility of making cuts to the Career Magnet School.

The auditorium at Chamberburg Area Middle School South was packed with current students, alumni and parents of CMS who voiced why the board should not make cuts to the school. Those who spoke talked about the alternative education that Career Magnet School offers and explained how it gives students a unique education experience unlike any other. The board heard the concerns of those in the crowd and said that CMS was just one of six other items they were looking at to make cuts. The board said the major problem their facing is that their fund balance has less money coming in, which has put them in this tough situation.

“Because of the clubs that I was involved in at the career magnet school I myself know how difficult it can be for a budget and I think that it does more harm than good to try and solve the budget issue by slashing such an important school,” said Patrick Doyle, an alumnus of CMS.

“I think with the turnout that we had here today, it spoke loudly to the board in our sheer numbers that CMS is here to stay and we want this program to be at it's best, said Caleb Coffey,” a Junior at CMS.   

At the meeting the board stressed that final budget didn't have to be passed until June, which means they have to time figure out a way to balance the budget.  

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