To the News Enterprise:
Now that we are into the new school year, the Johnsburg Central School Citizens Budget Committee (JCS-CBC) would like to express our continued interest both in the efficient, careful operation of our school facility and also in the high-quality education that our children need to compete successfully in an increasingly tough economic environment. This concerns every citizen in the town of Johnsburg.
We owe it to the taxpayers that our hard-earned dollars are not wasted and at the same time the achievement level of our students be equal to or better than the national level, measured by the best testing standards available.
Next year’s school budget will require careful planning now that surplus school funds have been spent to reduce this year’s taxes. At the same time, we need to increase quality education that can make our students competitive in this world. This is quite a challenge. It requires us all to think smart and work hard — smarter and harder than before. And to do it now, in time to influence the budget outcome.
The JCS-CBC will actively explore effective ways of doing this as the year progresses. We encourage concerned citizens to join us in this effort. Those interested are invited to write us with their contact information to P.O. Box 387, North Creek, NY 12853, or to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sally Heidrich, JCS-CBC member