Tupper Lake Central School District Superintendent Seth McGowan addresses the board during its Feb. 6 meeting.
Photo by Tim Follos.
continued “Give us some ideas,” Mansfield added. “If we’re going to be stuck with a 2 percent cap and the state is reducing our aid, I just don’t know how the math adds up. I can’t figure it out for the life of me.”
“What we need from you guys is to start getting ahold of our legislative people and telling them the dissatisfaction that we have with how we are arriving at this budget,” board member Dawn Hughes told meeting attendees. “We need to stand together as a community and say to them, ‘Something is wrong.’”
Hughes added that they needed to look at their local representatives.
“Betty Little: We have to get to her,” Hughes said. “We have to bombard her to let her know that Tupper Lake is here and we need help, because we’re sinking. We aren’t going to have a school district pretty soon. If you guys as teachers, as townspeople don’t step up to the plate, it’s just going to go by the wayside.”