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Scotia-Glenville district sets $46M budget plan

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Voters in May will decide on a $46.65 million budget and two propositions totaling $11.9 million to renovate school buildings. The Board of Education approved a $46,651,381 budget on Monday to put before voters. The proposed tax rate increase would be 2.97 percent. However, school officials said that the tax rate increase could be eliminated altogether once the district adds money from the federal stimulus package. The budget is the first proposition that will be ...

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April 1, 2009
11:12 a.m.

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I moved to Glenville because I wanted my kids in a good school district, not realizing how much taxes would increase! After watching the passing of the budget yesterday, with all it's tax and fee hikes, as well as the enormous amount of spending, not only will I not be able to afford to live in Glenville with it's own increases each year, but may not be able to afford to live in New York State altogether! The library does not need to be enclosed. Stop bleeding us dry!! I will most certainly be at that meeting and will vote against yet another hike!

April 1, 2009
2:24 p.m.

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If you are smart, you would leave New York---yesterday. The future here is bleak. As more people leave, there will be less people to tax. The result: more taxes for those who stay.

If you really are a single working mom, leave while you can.

April 1, 2009
2:33 p.m.

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Ben Conlon is upset that the teachers union declined to make any concessions. Please stop with this refrain/crying. You're on the BOE. It is the BOE that approves contracts with the teacher's unions. It is the BOE that agrees to give the teachers their raises, etc. It is NOT THE TEACHER UNIONS FAULT THEY GET RAISES. They ask, the BOE gives. It is called collective bargaining. When the next contract comes, be tougher and refuse to give in. Of course, you'll have to give up things, too. But, you can't agree to give things, then get mad when they take them.

Even though it's "cool" to bash teachers, they are highly educated people who get paid to teach your kids! You can't pay them $20,000 to do this job.

Teachers in New York have to get masters degrees a teacher with 15 years of experience makes, what $56,000. Is that a lot of money for someone with a bachelor's degree and an advanced degree. Somebody with an MBA and 15 years of experience is making much more than $56,000, so why claim that teachers are overpaid.

My friend has an MBA and is 40, and makes $260,000 per year. Yes, he chose a more lucrative career to pursue, but let's not rip the 40 year old teacher that is making $56,000. Come on.

April 2, 2009
12:09 p.m.

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I also live in Glenville, and I am sick and tired of the ridiculous taxes, they tried to sneak this project in a few months ago and it was voted down, now they are going to put it in our budget vote again, hoping people will be stupid and vote "yes" because they are pitching this stimulus money will end up paying for it. Scotia-Glenville schools, ENOUGH OF THE BS AND ENOUGH TAXES ALREADY.