The Cherry Hill School District is facing a $628,000 deficit in next year's budget, and officials say staffing cuts may be needed.
The projected shortfall, announced at a school board meeting Tuesday night, assumes a 2 percent increase in the tax levy, the most the district can raise without needing to ask residents to vote on the budget.
Though they expressed concern about potential cuts to staff, board members did not propose increasing the budget further.
They did, however, ask superintendent Maureen Reusche to propose cuts that did not involve staff. The district has 1,644 full-time-equivalent positions - about 100 fewer than in 2008, according to district officials.