We were heartened to learn the real reason why May’s Schroon Lake Central School’s budget was voted down. According to an exit poll, voters nixed the budget because of what it was lacking – not because it was excessive. From the Press Republican:
(In the) exit poll by community volunteers, many of those who voted against the budget said it wasn't because of any tax increase, but because popular staff members and programs had been trimmed.
So the School Board came up with $89,000 more in revenue and reinstated some of what was cut in the failed spending plan.
The new budget reflects less cuts and more teacher face and classroom time for students, as well as JV basketball and combined cheerleading and summer school transportation being reinstated.