Tax cap will lower for school districts, adding pressure to budgeting - FingerLakes1.com
Hear that Superintendent Bevis & Waterloo School Board (Ellen Hughes, Coreen Lowry, Terri Reese, Michael Shores, Charles Bronson, Tiffany Folk, Melissa Nicolini, Renee Thomas, Erin Brown) ?!?! YOU MUST DO A BETTER JOB OF MAKING AN ACTUAL BUDGET AND NOT PADDING IT YEAR AFTER YEAR! Welcome to the real world! Millions of private businesses annually are tasked with making an accurate foretasted budget with many future unknowns.
Cut the fat out of the budget. Stop over hiring. You must do better. You must consider the stake holders and the community when making the decisions you do
. We all want the best education for our youth but this board fails to walk that fine line between respecting the tax payers and providing a solid education for the kids of Waterloo.
A little reliable birdie told me this board could have cut $1 million
off the budget but recently chose not to do so. I have no proof of this other than it coming from what I consider a very reliable source. Don't take my word for it do your own research.
Considering the following...
(1) this school board is made of of Bevis' hand picked peons (Bevis was even able to get the teachers union to endorse) Don't believe me? Watch how they vote...but don't count on their meeting minutes going up in the required time frame per NYS Open Meetings Law.
(2) The recent NYS audit findings that district tax payers have been over-taxed ever since Bevis took her position. (Must be nice living out of the district and not having any skin in the game).
(3) As if that wasn't enough check out the smug response letter drafted by Bevis and Board President Ellen Hughes; it lacks any sort of responsibility and accountability regarding the state's findings. A total disregard for the taxpayers of the Waterloo school district. How more people aren't up in arms is beyond me. We are over taxed as it is and with this Superintendent and board it's not going to get any better.
But let's keep approving their projects, budgets and while we're at it let's give Bevis a raise and new contact!