Governor With HIs Onondaga County BFF Joanie Mahoney at Rainy Fair

Governor With HIs Onondaga County BFF Joanie Mahoney at Rainy Fair
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

WDT: Area Superintendents Say the Sky is Falling

    Using words like 'insolvency' and 'bankruptcy' to describe local school districts is another case of the media being sucked in to the narrative being shopped by Big Education.
      School districts have the ability to continue operation as their revenue stream consists of a variable they have control over...namely the property tax levy. Granted, their is the porous tax cap, but if the will of the people as expressed through their elected school board is to spend a certain amount, that can happen.
     It's just easier if you get more state aid as then you don't have to make that decision or hear the griping.
No Significance to the Story, but I Just Haven't Used this Graphic in a While

     As CEO's the superintendents need to be proposing changing in the way things are done in order to sustain the level of service.
      With over 700 school district superintendents in the state, there should be enough brain power to get the job done.
Watertown Daily Times | Area superintendents see insolvency on the horizon

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

We are tops in the nation in school spending, but its never enough for these people. It never will be. They start earlier and earlier with their sob stories about bucks. Now we're hearing it years ahead of time.

Anonymous said...

One way to save a large amount of money would be to cancel all INTER-MURAL sports and just have INTRA-MURAL sports. That would eliminate all those yellow school buses driving thousands of miles to play a game! Intra-mural sports will allow the sports to be played and the very, very few exceptional athletes will still be evaluated by college scouts for scholarships. But then the parents want to see their kids beat kids from some other town. We must face the money issue!

Anonymous said...

Your right.. Cant blame them however, do yu know the cost of going to the Camens in the spring or florida a couple of times during the school year..
Obamas plan to make the education system put in more hours a year will be interesting.. Of course they will just wait him out and the next republican that takes over will put it back the way it was...
By the way its been over six weeks now since Doheny lost..WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR NNY..

Anonymous said...

The CEO's job is to execute the labyrinth of edicts handed down by the courts, the state and the feds. They don't have any say in "how things are done". The folly glib answer of combining school districts would simply give the administrators a new job title with the same responsibilities.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it something like 85% of the school budget is State madated over which the local school board has no say what-so-ever? But 8:28 has a legitimate point. No amount of money will ever be "enough" as far as administrators and school officials are concerned.

Anonymous said...

It's time for the state to step up and form new and more efficient school districts.

If local districts want to maintain control, they can do so WITHOUT taxpayer supported state aid.

Anonymous said...

They are making those recommendations but they go on deaf ears when politicians are bought off by the union. Pension relief/getting rid of Triborough/mandate relief/minimum health contributions to name a few. It's politicians who deserve the lion's share of the blame here. But go ahead and keep spreading your mis-informed opinion Jeff.

Anonymous said...

Where's the omnipotent one on this issue????????? None other than MMM?

Anonymous said...

There is no misinformation posted here. At least not yet, 1:24. You appear to be confused. Health contributions and mandate relief would help, but the bottom line is our education folks are great at one thing, and its not teaching. They are the best at moaning. And I don't mean in the privacy of their homes. They complain nonstop no matter what sacrifices the working people of NYS make to support education. Nothing will satisfy these greedy people. With their watered down degrees and half time work schedules, pitiful contributions to health care, and lock tight job security, why shouldn't they demand more money? They have never been told NO. And as previous posters note, they own our legislators. Addie Jenne Whatever can't wait to kiss their feet. No sense in worrying about it. They ain't your schools any more.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see our superintendents get some of the peoples' extra cash. Goodness knows most of us have plenty of it around. If schools had some extra bucks, then they could hire Mikey, and maybe, possibly, he would have less time to deposit stupidity here on MGV. If, like the NYLottery, the money was promised to be earmarked for that purposed, why I'd reach right into my dog food money and chip in a little extra.