The future of Torrington High School’s Spring sports season is the talk of the town. Parents and students want to know whether cutting spring sports will be recommended in the school system’s budget.
School system officials told NBC Connecticut tonight’s meeting is related to this year’s budget.
“It would affect my son who runs track so I’m hoping that it doesn’t happen and that there’s probably other cuts that could be made,” Said Melissa Scheerer, who told us she heard about the possibility.
“I heard about it by several teachers are talking about it and it’s going around to other students. A lot of people have asked administrators about it and they’ve confirmed it so,” Said Torrington High School student, Danny Scheerer, a freshman at Torrington High School who plans to run track this year.
Dozens attended Wednesday night's meeting.
Interim superintendent Lynda Reilman recommended to the board that they do not cut spring sports.
One budget committee member proposed layoffs to help with the budget. Another said going through recommendations will take the team until April.
Based on the discussion of the meeting, it's presumed that this year's spring sports are safe from being cut.