School budget fear factor
Once again, the Saugerties school district budget brokers are dusting off the “threat factor” regarding passage of the upcoming school budget.
Our superintendent shot his first salvo a few weeks ago. More recently his education ship fired a broadside with the annual blast threatening “deep cuts” if the taxpayers reject the school budget.
Mr. Superintendent: The deep cuts have been made into the taxpayer! We have bled for years. The wounds are deep and the scars are many. The time has come to perform surgery by the board. Cut away the fat. Realign the core skeleton of the Saugerties schools. Make our district a lean-learning machine.
When voting day comes in May, will the voting locations be voter friendly? Let’s hope the Cahill School principal (the Ice Cream Lady) does not have another Ice Cream Party during voting hours. The sheer noise and chaos of that “Party” is not fair to the voters or the voting inspectors. Who Am I kidding? Why should she care about the voting taxpayer, she lives in Red Hook.
Let’s be real! Deep cuts are needed by the board, now, up front, not by threats. The school kids are our love and concern. Is there even a hint of concerns by the board for the taxpayer? Do the budget-makers respect the plight of taxpayers?
Nelson G. Burhans
On the sports complex
I have a much better idea! What Saugerties NEEDS is a YMCA!
I have to drive to Kingston to get what all they have to offer!
It cost $60 per month for a couple and other pricing depending on your income or disability.
Some people only pay $10 per month!
You get a full exercise gym, jogging track a Olympic size pool with water Zumba, Aqua classes for “ALL” especially for seniors and others who have Arthritis and Fibromyalgia!