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Thank you ACS Community
On behalf of the Board of Education, the staff, and most importantly the students of Adirondack Central School I wish to extend a heartfelt thank you for the overwhelming support for the 2013-2014 operating budget. This community once again shared their support for our students by approving our spending plan.
Approving this 13-14 budget in such an overwhelming way shows that hard work, dedication to detail, and appropriate spending continues to be a priority in this community. There are many people to thank for this budget. The administrators start the process in early December each year. They work very closely with the teachers and staff to evaluate needs. Since my arrival the Administrators have done an outstanding job controlling their spending and keeping their wish lists to a manageable level. Even though they never get all they ask for, their understanding of the process makes their recommendations prudent and always in the best interest of the students and our program offerings. Thank you Administrators!
The Business Office plays a huge role in the development of the operating budget. Mrs. Cihocki and her staff have an intricate understanding of the budget and all the components that drive increases in areas that we cannot control. Health care, retirement contributions, and insurance premiums are only a few examples of the major drivers of an annual budget. Knowing the trends, our financial history, and the ability to project increases in spending have allowed the Board and the Finance Committee to make fairly accurate projections on the spending side. Thank you to the Business Office!
Finally, the voters play the biggest role in the success of the budget. It is only by your approval that we can continue to offer the academic, extra-curricular, and support programs we offer. When you read the paper about some of our neighboring Districts having to cut staff, eliminate programs, or close buildings, we are very fortunate to be in a community that is willing to sacrifice a little more of their hard earned money to support the children of this District. The Board really understands the hardships some of our community faces, and does its very best to provide all we can with as little impact on the community and tax payers as possible.
Adirondack Central School is a wonderful place to work and to raise a family. Although all my boys have graduated high school and are in college or the work force they enjoy the community and all it has to offer. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead a student-centered District that supports student activities, community service, and opportunities for success.
Have a great end to the school year and enjoy the summer. Until next time, GO CATS!!