UPDATE: VOTE TODAY....
Due to the fact this website is listed with the Poughkeepsie Journal, I am not allowed to discuss my own election, the Journal feels it would give me an unfair advantage to the other candidates and I respect that. I can however talk about the District budget, which is up for a vote this Tuesday, May 20th.
I think the budget is fair and has a very moderate increase this year, by far one of the lowest budgets in the Mid Hudson Valley. The budget was originally at 4.9 percent and was lowered to 3.1, after the board took an extra 485k they received in state aid and used it to offset the tax levy.
I know that taxes are on the rise all over, and the way public education is funded in NY through property taxes is a nightmare that effects everyone. The way to fix this is through real property tax reform and keeping this issue on the forefront.
If the budget is not passed it only affects the kids and it's not fair to them. This is a fiscally responsible budget and I urge everyone to go out and vote yes for the kids.