SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Scarborough schools are cutting back on some sports programs as a way to help fill a $1.1 million budget shortfall caused by reductions in state funding.
The town school board voted last week to eliminate high school developmental teams in baseball and softball and boys’ and girls’ lacross. Two assistant track coaches were also cut, although the program will continue.
The Portland Press Herald says developmental teams are below the varsity and junior varsity level.
The board also eliminated seventh-grade baseball, softball and boys’ and girls’ lacrosse.
The cuts will save $26,000 in coaching costs.
Superintendent David Doyle says the board is encouraging booster groups to provide funding for some of the programs.