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(WSPYnews.com photos by Mark Harrington)

The Oswego School District 308 Board of Education met last night where more proposed cuts were outlined if a referendum on the April ballot were to fail.

If the upcoming 30-cent tax referendum for Oswego School District 308 fails in two weeks, the board of education debated over a $1.3 million dollar deficit and cuts that would be required to balance the 2019-20 budget.

There were at least 11 options presented by board members.

Board member Matt Bauman was frustrated.

Currently, the Oswego Education Association, the teacher union, and the board of education are engaged in new contract talks, however, 308 Board President Brad Banks said the contract will not be done prior to the referendum vote.

Board member Jared Ploger offered this choice on grades K-12 after school sports, clubs and activities.

While the board did make some cuts, it scheduled a 7:30 p.m. special meeting Thursday to see what the administration will propose for $611,000 in more cuts to reach a balanced budget.

Board members questioned making cuts prior to the referendum vote April 2nd. Here are board member Heather Moyer.

Other options being considered is cutting non-certified staff.

On the athletic side, this was one proposal that 308 Board Vice-President Lauri Doyle summarized for administration to possibly bring back to the table.

The district will also look at non-tenure teacher cuts by April 10th.