Officials from Delaware County's Chester Upland School District, facing a budget shortfall that could mean cutting 40 percent of the teaching staff and 50 percent of the support staff, are holding a series of community meetings to talk about the matter.

The first is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's Community Church, on Tilghman Street in Chester. A second meeting is to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Upland Borough Hall; the third is set for 6 p.m. June 16 at Chester High School.

The district, which must pass a budget by June 30, could lose about $21 million in funding for next year. That's mainly because of proposed cuts in state funding made by the Corbett administration in its March budget proposal. - Dan Hardy