Andrew Mandel writes:
Today, the Commissioner approved — and the district board passed — a tax-cap-compliant budget that expands educational programming for the district’s students, including summer programming, arts, and teachers for students with special needs and English language learners. It does not include additional transportation for non-public schools on days when the public schools are closed, and board member Harry Grossman said he fears the budget would not pass without it. That would be a tragedy. If the budget fails on June 20, a contingency budget would result in cuts of over $2 million. Surely, no one wants to be responsible for that! I was glad to see all board members present tonight vote yes.
So, let’s get out the vote to show our support for this budget. Join our volunteers on Saturday, June 17 at 11 a.m. outside the 7-11 on Kennedy Drive for one big push of door-knocking! RSVP to let me know you’ll be with us so I know how many materials to bring.