More opposition to bus changes
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This is discriminatory as well, since it is directed at children attending religious schools rather than public schools. The school taxes in the district are astronomical and need to be curbed, but not on the backs of those who get the least for their tax dollar.
A much better idea to trim the budget would be to cut administrative salaries by at least 10 percent, including health care, pensions and pay raises, which all escalate at an alarming rate. Another idea would be to combine the buying power of the schools in Valley Stream for supplies and equipment. Let’s use common sense to reduce the budget and not hurt the children of the district.
To the Editor:
Here we go again with cuts in the Valley Stream Central High School District. The last time they cut the auto program. This time it is bowling, the rifle team and buses. This is disgraceful because we could cover all of these items if we just cut the bloated payroll at 1 Kent Road. Why didn’t someone see this coming when we were paying hundreds of thousand of dollars to the last superintendent? Do we really need all of the directors, assistants, assistants to the assistants that we have crammed into that district complex?
Maybe we do, but if it were my kids I would want answers. Now, some of you may be saying, “My child is not on the bowling or rifle teams and they do not take the bus, so I’m not involved.” Maybe that is what the parents said about the auto program, and maybe next time it will be something that is keeping your child involved.