February 22, 2012
Bethlehem Central administrators will fill the public in on its estimated $4.4 million budget gap at a meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the middle school. The situation should be familiar to many Bethlehem residents--the public will likely be asked for ideas on closing that gap, and for some input on what the most important parts of the budget are.
With an elementary school shuttered last year and teachers forgoing raises, what's going to fall on the chopping block?
A release sent out by the district follows:
What matters most? What can we support? With an estimated $4.4 million budget gap, another tough budget process lies ahead for us in the Bethlehem Central School District and we’d like your help in answering these questions. The district will hold a Community Budget Forum on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m., at the Middle School LMC, 332 Kenwood Ave., Delmar. After a brief overview of our budget picture we’ll break into facilitated small group discussions. The full agenda for the evening is here [PDF] and we encourage attendees to arrive at 6:45 to sign in. All are welcome, and if you’re unable to attend in person but would like to participate online, click here. So we can have enough material prepared, an RSVP is appreciated but not required. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and connection to the district. You may also call the communications office at 439-3650.