More Levittown residents need to attend our board meetings to be seen and heard! I attended the March 25 meeting to talk about the importance of keeping the trades program open at G.C. Tech. Hundreds of residents attended for the same purpose; however, the board announced that they were planning on cutting costs but not closing the programs so they would not hear anyone speak on that topic. The board planned on making a final decision regarding specific budget cuts based on inaccurate figures that were submitted by an outside auditor, paid for by the taxpayers. In my opinion, the board members were rude and disrespectful in the way they addressed the public; particularly when one member answered his cell phone and carried on a conversation while a student was speaking.
While none of us want to see our school taxes raised again, there must be ways of cutting expenses without causing a negative impact on our students. We have far too many administrators, especially in the administrative offices at Memorial. Have we received permission to access the millions of dollars that were set aside years ago from taxpayer money for teachers' sick time? What will be done with those millions of dollars? Please come to the meetings: together, we have a chance to make a change