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Question: Trimming The School Budget

What programs would you cut?

School boards and administrators are working on next year’s school budgets and by most accounts, things are looking tight.

The and voter frustration with increasing costs are creating close scrutiny of budgets. The has their first budget workshop this Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the .

Preliminary discussions at previous meetings have revealed that the district will stay within the cap

If you were a member of the school board, what program or cost would you cut? Tell us in the comments.

Helen April 05, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Can we get back track? Though, it was amusing to read thru all the recent postings.... 1. Rosemarie - is there any way to have the budget information posted on Patch? Not everyone can get to the meetings. Perhaps our friends here @ Patch can help?? 2. Can anyone tell me what the "other" line item for that $35 million is for? No joke, I really want to know.
Jeffrey Lee April 05, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Online rebroadcast of BOE meetings on the districts website with a secured comment section via registered login. A tech version of The Suggestion Box with a tracking feature to tally the number of views. Webcast live BOE meetings including a set amount of time to answer questions via network as in Remote Public Participation. Lastly, the 35 million could be for litigation that is attorney client privilege even though the taxpayer is the client.
taxpayer April 05, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Rosemarie just an fyi i have 4 kids in school in the district..... but your not seeing the whole picture the school board cant keep coming to the taxpayers for more money every year people are hurting alot of houses are up for sale in the area main street is hurting people arent spending money.....look at the freeport school district when times were good they got everything now times are bad the BOE wants the union to help and they are saying stick it.... who cares about the everyday taxpayer... as salaries go up pension cost go up and every year it will keep increasing..... and the reason why its a state mandate is because the UNIONS gave somebody money to put it into law......I agree with making a living but the salaries are out of control now.....so cut fine arts and cut sports... and instead of the teacher telling your kid to come home and vote yes for the budget so you can sing and catch... go back and tell your kid to tell the teacher why dont you reduce your salary and help the taxpayer so we can keep all the programs going in school...BUT THAT WILL NEVER HAPPEN....
taxpayer April 05, 2012 at 05:43 PM
and another thing in Albany ave the PTA wants you to be a pta member,.. and if you are not you cant go on field trips..... been told that by teachers....
Jeffrey Lee April 05, 2012 at 06:58 PM
So are you saying PTA stands for Parents Taking Advantage ?

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