In typical fashion, the SAU Administration, with the Board’s blessing is presenting an increased budget again. And one of the big “drivers” (to use one of their favorite catch phrases) is proposing to almost double the tuition reimbursement for Administrators to work on their doctorates. Never mind that many of us have to struggle for our kids to go to get an Associates or Bachelors degree. Never mind that they already are earning some of the highest salaries in the town, Never mind that the line item was already double the amount that is allocated for our teachers tuition reimbursement on a per capita basis.
Don’t you all feel sorry for these poor administrators. Aren’t they more important than our kids. Come on folks, get your priorities straight.
Break Open your Wallets. The School Administration is at it again. Monday night the administration presented the School Board with it’s proposed budget for next year. In what was scheduled for two meetings so the Board could ask questions and inform itself the Board hardly blinked at the increase, cancelled the second meeting and closed the meeting after about an hour and a quarter.
The majority of the increase was attributed to Court Imposed, Out of District Special Ed placements. Claiming no ability to do anything about them, the Administration added them to the current budget that apparently has a $400,000.00 hole due to these placements.
Where were suggestions on ways to cut other items to help pay for these? Apparently non-existent. With fuel prices down, perhaps the Maintenance Budget could be looked at? Nope, apparently that needs a $25,000.00 increase and a new truck on top of that.
How about staffing? The Board kept two unneeded teachers this year when they couldn’t stand up to crying teachers at a Board meeting. With Student population down another 25 students this year, it’s time to make some tough choices.
Please call your Board Members and tell them to wake up. We can’t afford this any more.