Creating the budget has been challenging this year due to COVID 19. The financial ramifications of the pandemic could result in additional state aid cuts. At the time of writing this Governor Cuomo has not released any state aid cuts. He announced last month that there would be 4 review periods; April 30th, June 30th, December 31st and March 31st. During this time, depending on the economy he could make additional state aid cuts. Governor Cuomo has also stated that he is waiting for support from the Federal government. This would tentatively be announced at the end of May.
We have four retirements; one keyboard specialist, one teacher aide, one Licensed Teacher Aide (LTA), one secondary English teacher.
The buses we are purchasing will be replacing buses whose leases will expire at the end of this school year.
The resolution pertaining to decreasing the number of board members refers to reducing from a seven person board to a five person board. Notice that this would not go into effect until the 2021-22 school year, not this upcoming school year.
Our overall goal in creating the budget is to provide programs and opportunities for our students. We are approaching the 2020-21 school year with the mindset that we will need to be cautious of our spending to make sure that our students continue to receive a quality education.
You may not always hear it but I want to say thank you for being a part of our CVS family, and for your continued support of our students and school. It is times like this that living in a small community far outweighs living in an urban setting. We take care of each other and provide support when needed. Again, thank you.
If you have any questions please call or email Ms. Snyder at 607-264-9332, ext. 501 or [email protected].