Sunday, June 15, 2008
VOTE YES ON KINGSTON BUDGET
The Kingston school board budget vote is up for a re vote this Tuesday and it's a pretty good budget. The board listened to the public when they went out a few weeks ago and voted against the budget. The new budget has an increase of just 1.76% and contains over a million dollars in new cuts.
The board made some tough decisions in the Proposed Budget including:
Eliminating an 80k administrative position.
Eliminating three teaching positions through attrition.
Eliminating two proposed teachers from the elementary Foreign Language program
Eliminating two proposed Gifted and Talented teachers.
Reducing one business teacher position by 40 %
Eliminating 160k in special education costs.
If the budget fails, an additional $869,949 will have to be cut and all building maintenance will be eliminated as required by state law.
This is a good budget and worthy of voters support, I encourage all to come out and Vote Yes this Tuesday.
The above Vote Yes lawn signs are available...please send me an e-mail with your address if you would like one for your property.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 12:00 AM