At the November 3 Spackenkill Schools Community Budget Forum, residents and employees shared their thoughts, comments, and possible solutions to the fiscal and practical challenges facing the district.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Lois Powell welcomed the participants and thanked them for sharing their expertise. School Business Manager Michele Moloney followed with a presentation highlighting the results of the May 2014 Budget Exit Survey (VIEW PDF).
Participants had the chance to engage in small group discussions led by neutral facilitators. Many issues were discussed, including the value of non-mandated academic, extra-curricular, and athletics programs and the importance of utilizing technology in the classroom. Some groups debated the importance of student support services and professional development, while others brainstormed about alternative funding sources.
CLICK HERE to read the feedback from the forum. It will be used to guide the Board of Education as it begins the 2015-2016 budget formation process.
All are welcome to join the conversations at the next Community Budget Forum scheduled for Monday, February 9, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Todd Middle School Dining Hall. For more information, please contact District Clerk Nancy Melilli at firstname.lastname@example.org
The community is welcome and always encouraged to attend. For information about any BOE meeting presentations, please visit the BoardDocs section of this website, which is located under the Board of Education drop-down menu, or CLICK HERE.