The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region
Advertisement
Promotions

Anger palpable at Amsterdam school budget hearing

Text Size: A | A

The auditorium of Amsterdam High School was filled with the sounds of screaming taxpayers Tuesday night, men and women enraged by the school district’s proposal to raise its property tax levy by 16.5 percent and cut 61 positions, most of them teachers. City resident Robert Vennett was the first, but far from the last, to blast the school board for the proposed plan. “You’re taxing us to death!” he yelled. “You know there is a ...

You Must or Subscribe to Continue
subscribe to the Daily Gazette
Individual stories can be found and purchased from our Archives for $2.00

Enjoy this story? Share it!

Advertisement

comments

deeder
May 4, 2011
8:14 a.m.

[ Flag Post ]

Cutting the teachers is not the answer; look elsewhere to save. It is there to be had;and the State will need to "relax" their mandates as well.

irene58
May 4, 2011
11:15 a.m.

[ Flag Post ]

Schools are not private businesses, they don't manufacture anything. The bulk of their budgets are salaries and benefits. People is the only thing they can cut to make any kind of significant dent.

Advertisement