Dear District Residents:
Another year has passed since the2012-13 budget was presented for your review. Each year, the
The district administration andBoard of Education are responsible for developing an annual budget that willmeet the needs of all of its students.
We are most proud of thecollaborative effort the entire district has made to make significant budgetreductions, including reductions to teaching staff, teaching assistants,administrators and clerical staff, while still maintaining the integrity of thehigh standards of education that the
The budget issue of the SewanhakaSCOOP has been mailed to your residences and provides you with detailsregarding the budget, including items which have been cut from the budget, aswell as possible areas to be cut should the budget not pass. Please take time to review the information inthat document. While we have made extremely difficult decisions, we believe thedecisions will result in the preservation of necessary instructional programs,as well as extracurricular clubs and athletics. The proposal outlined in the Sewanhaka SCOOP will allow you to betterunderstand how your tax dollars will be utilized efficiently in order toeducate the students of our communities. You can also locate this information on the district website at www.sewanhaka.k12.ny.us.
As I have written in the past, Iwant to continue to thank all the district’s residents for their ongoingsupport of our district and continue to express my sincere appreciation for themanner in which you have supported me during the past two years. It remains a privilege to serve as theSuperintendent of Schools in such an outstanding, well-respected district.
Ralph P. Ferrie, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools