Francophone North East School District facing possible cuts after projecting deficit of nearly $900K

Several cuts are expected to be made within the Francophone North East School District as it projects a shortfall of $892,000.

The Acadie-Nouvelle reports the district is exploring ways save money, including trimming some staff  and reducing, if not cutting some services.

District's Eloi Doucet says there will be 200 fewer students in the district in the 2019-20 school year which is expected to lead to a decrease in teaching staff.

Doucet says the district will try to secure funds from the province but that it's not yet known how much there will be to go around.

Sources say money for extracurricular activities is expected to be cut from $30,000 to $12,000 for the next school year.

(with files from the Acadie-Nouvelle)