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Friday, January 31, 2014

Mary wants to know "What is this board and superintendent doing with all the money?"

As I read the Tribune Democrat today I was taken back by Greater Johnstown School District's  budget which is under $17 million serving approximately 3,200 students (I called to verify ). This caught my attention because LVSD has a budget of $26 million serving less than 1,600 students. LVSD operates 4 academic bldgs and 1 Taj Mahal adm bldg. Johnstown also has 4 academic bldgs and an adm bld ( small) for twice as many children than LVSD. They also provide activity busses and no pay to play and  park . Johnstown also has 6 million in reserve as they balance their budget for the coming year with no tax increase . They also do not receive RKM grants of a million.
So my question is, "What is this board and superintendent doing with all the money?"

May I add :
Tantlinger can't blame the teachers because Johnstown has more teachers thus a bigger pension and health care liability .

Mary