Will You Support the Revised School Budget Proposal?

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The Three Village Board of Education on Tuesday to present to the community for a re-vote on June 19.

The new plan, a $176.7 million budget that would raise the tax levy by 2.99 percent, replaces the previous adopted budget of $178.6 million that .

The new budget will need a simple majority to pass, rather than the supermajority that was needed the first time around.

How do you feel about the new proposed budget? Will you vote "yes" or "no," or are you still undecided? Answer our poll or share your opinion in the comments below.

Its Over June 13, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Great article. I would like to add that Governor Coumo forced all State workers to give back 9 days pay and increase to heatlth insurance of 6.5%. Of course the teachers gave nothing back. This is a good article about Mitt Romney's plan for school vouchers. The teachers union of course spends 100's of millions of dollars in lobby money to stop this. the last thing they want is competition. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/12/us/politics/in-romneys-voucher-education-policy-a-return-to-gop-roots.html?pagewanted=all
Gidget June 13, 2012 at 01:14 PM
You all keep referring to "they"..."the union", etc. What about all the other jobs that have been lost and will be lost in the district? Custodial, clerical, security... People who make pennies compared to others and still have families to support. You are so ready to vote NO to stick it to the teachers and the administration, but what about the people who will lose their jobs? No freeze. No loss of insurance. NO JOB!
Gidget June 13, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Once again, what about the other people who will be out of a job long before they release teachers and administration?
Nicco1973 June 15, 2012 at 02:46 AM
But critics say that the improvements are small, and that the idea is shaped by ideology more than evidence. “Romney is on poor empirical ground in making a claim based on competitive effects,” said Christopher Lubienski, an education professor at the University of Illinois. They don't have a clue. This seems to help low income children more than anyone else and even still is not a realistic approach. Their just pulling at strings. As for TV, how would this help their situation considering how well the district performs.
Nicco1973 June 15, 2012 at 03:17 AM
It all boils down to the fact that concessions need to be made during these troubling times. Believe me, those 85 teachers that are on the street would give up their raises and then sum to keep their jobs. It's the unions that need to speak to their people and take a vote. Chances are this won't happen like in my district. I don't have the answers for this matter. People believe it's as simple as voting the right person into the position but that's about as easy as voting for the right President. You just don't know what they'll do until their in their position.


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