Tamaqua Area School District faces a budget deficit of about $2.4 million for the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
As a result, numerous spending cuts are being proposed, which are expected to be discussed with the school board meets at 7 p.m. next Wednesday.
One spending cut includes altering the schedule, increasing instructional hours, and utilizing Act 80.
The concept is to create a winter schedule utilizing up to 15 Act 80 days. In essence, this amounts to virtually a four-day school week during the winter.