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3 teachers could be cut in Fredonia budget plan

April 17, 2013

Three teachers and other cuts were proposed by Business Administrator John Forbes at the Fredonia Board of Education Budget Retreat Tuesday....

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momof3kids

Apr-17-13 11:09 PM

@Roberta, I guess you're right- some people do focus on somewhere that they feel cuts could be made. I just happen to thing those cuts could be made in an area that doesn't take away from the students of Fredonia. You think the pool should be closed and I think there are other options. Wasteful spending is rampant and the students shouldn't have to pay the price for it. @commentor (which happens to be spelled wrong, by the way) what was the purpose of your comment? I'm a taxpayer and I guess I don't understand why you would assume I'm not. Is it because I don't support cutting programming and extra curricular activities before wasteful spending? Is it because I feel our students deserve to have a fulfilling school career, including sports and clubs? Personally, I think my opinion is shared by many and other avenues should be explored instead of taking away from the students.

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killers

Apr-17-13 5:33 PM

Christoper, i was at the meeting when they decided to keep Wheelock open. The decision was under discussion when Eagle St. was closed. The board at that time felt the community was not ready to have the younger children in the school with the older ones. So the board made a decision at that time to invest 2 to 3 million into a school they knew would eventually be closed. One thing to remember is the Fredonia board has made many bad decisions over the years, just look at the main street campus expansion when they knew the district was projected to contract at a rapid pace.

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roberta2

Apr-17-13 4:47 PM

Ok pool its a big cost-sports is another--you want kids health everyone out side for a walk after dinner--YES from the top make cuts MOMOF3KIDS --every one need to pick a thing that can cut this budget and dwell on it- This Fredonia Premier school of western NY needs to stop-- VOTE NO and they will listen

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commentor

Apr-17-13 4:13 PM

Then don't complain and pay the outrageous taxes. But, then again I bet you are not a taxpayer.

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momof3kids

Apr-17-13 1:17 PM

Swimming is beneficial to their educational experience. Swimming, not only is a possible life saving skill, but is also a very healthy form of exercise. I shouldn't have to take my kids to Dunkirk for a swimming program when I pay taxes to a district that is capable of offering it to my children. The students and families of Fredonia should not have programming and extra curricular activities taken away from them when there are other areas to reduce costs. We are a school. Schools are there for the students. Student activities and programming should be last on a list of cuts when there are better areas to reduce spending and save money.

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HaveANiceDay

Apr-17-13 12:54 PM

A few points to make. Commentor, The reason other countries are ranked so much higher in Math and Science is because only a small percentage (college bound) are tested. Those that are not tested are typically in a vocational school learning a trade. Our country tests ALL students regardless of ability.

Christopher, I agree that Wheelock had empty classrooms. That was true. However. We couldn't ship all of the pre k thru 2nd students to Main Street campus until the numbers declined to accomodate them. I have children that attend Fredonia. It was very crowded.

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commentor

Apr-17-13 12:35 PM

Of what educational benefit is swimming? They teach swimming at Dunkirk in the summer. Take your kid there. The US is 39th in math and science. China is #1. I wonder if they have swimming. I wonder if sports is on the menu. I think not.

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momof3kids

Apr-17-13 12:03 PM

Every time there is an article about the school budget you seem to target the pool and swimming, Roberta. Why is that? Teaching a child to swim is important and having the facilities to do so is beneficial to the school as well as the students. There are better, more lucrative places for cuts to be made without touching the students programming and extra curricular activities. Start at the top with too much administration, too much support staff, too much spending on things that have no bearing on our children's educational experience.

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commentor

Apr-17-13 10:42 AM

They do what they do because voters in Fredonia vote yes to the budget. That sends the message keep doing what you're doing.....we like it. Does anyone go to school board meetings and give them a hard time....NO. Another message....we like what you are doing. They have 2/3 of the teachers that do not have frozen salaries but they would rather eliminate than freeze their salary. Sports.....the almighty of schools don't touch them. The teacher's aids. Do they really need them. The bloated administration.....don't touch them. The Superintendent, the Administrator and the Board are a joke!!!!

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Christopher

Apr-17-13 9:35 AM

Haveaniceday, I'm not sure for how long, but was told by some SUPPOSEDLY in the know (notice I said supposedly) that Wheelock could have been closed some years sooner, not sure how many.

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HaveANiceDay

Apr-17-13 8:44 AM

Christopher, I agree with your theory. Wheelock, however, was kept open until the enrollment at the main campus dropped to levels that could accommodate pre k through 2nd grade (about 325 students). Believe me, it was a pretty tight squeeze when they moved them from Wheelock.

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Christopher

Apr-17-13 8:08 AM

If every year budgets were scrutinized as closely as other years, we wouldn't have these self-made budget issues. Example: if money was saved by not sending 2 special ed. students to BOCES, why were they sent to BOCES to begin with? It's just like Wheelock School, which was kept open at great expense for years, though not needed nor essential, before a budget crunch forced it to close. I'll bet right now, next year you'll see cuts proposed that could have been made this year as well.

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roberta2

Apr-17-13 7:46 AM

OK we are looking at lots of things that will help 41 I guess -But no sports- pool no other person cuts and still a large increase in taxes- There NOT looking at the cost for the pool heater- pumps and chemicals Id like to have that money in my pocket--YOU NOT TRY HARD ENOUGH !!

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roberta2

Apr-17-13 7:31 AM

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