Friday, April 15, 2011

Special Interests May Get Special Attention

  
Is A Budget Cut EVER Permanent In Greece?

WHEC-TV reports: Budget cuts in the Greece School District are threatening sports programs.

Parents and teacher got their first chance to speak out about the cuts at a meeting Thursday night.

One of the sports programs that could be eliminated is the swim program. Arcadia boys' swimming coach Jeff Humphreys was shocked by the news. "This was out of the blue, because when the budget was proposed at a staff meeting - because I teach here in Arcadia- ano mention was made of boys' swim being cut," says Humphreys.

Humphreys says the swim program has grown over the past few years. Interim superintendent John O'Rourke agreed to meet with people concerned about the swimming program next week. There is another public hearing set for April 28th.

Greece is losing about 15-million dollars in state aid next year, and the latest budget proposal would eliminate 52 jobs.

SCATS ~~ Where have you been, Coach Humphreys? The BOE already adopted their spending plan! How many of those jobs will be through actual elimination of a job and not through attrition? How many will the BOE & administration slip back in over time, just as they did this year while on contingency?
   

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dumb question but...Won't Greece spend the money to fill the pool anyway?

Anonymous said...

How stereotypical "teachers live in their own world, oblivious to what is actually going on around them". Come on coach. Where 'ya been? THERE'S NO MONEY! Then again, whine enough and maybe they'll miraculously find some.

Anonymous said...

They could eliminate ALL spaorts at Odyssey, you know the school that was never supposed to have sports!

Anonymous said...

Now Now lets remember that team that were suggested to be cut were low participation teams. This coach has 22 boys that is low?....hmm guess football baseball, wrestling and hockey will always be safe since they have the highest participation numbers.

Not for nothing where was this coach in the whole budget process. Obviously he didn't care until it was his team...need I say more.

SCATS said...

To 8:48PM ~~ He wasn't the only one who woke up too late. There was a teacher whining to the BOE Tuesday night about a science class that was cut. Talk about "out to lunch" ... I only wonder if it was a free or reduced lunch ;)

Anonymous said...

What I notice in the coach's statement is that interim supt. O'rourke agreed to meet next week. Gee, I thought he wasn't coming back but boe was too gutless to tell us. how do you explain?

SCATS said...

To 9:31PM ~~ When the video was aired last night (can't locate any on website though) they showed Nadolinski talking. I think the media made a mistake or perhaps assumed. Next week is break week anyway. Not much will be happening in DO, asbestos or not.

Anonymous said...

Is Odyssey still open? What next?

Anonymous said...

Im not sure how to start a new thread, but I was told today that Greece is looking to hire a new AD??? Is there truth to this?? If so which AD is leaving?? Hopefully its Bev Ziegler after her mess with the Athena Varisty Boys SOccer team and not subitting proper paper-work on the transfer in from Aquinas. Anyone???

SCATS said...

To 6:32PM ~~ I'll create a new one tomorrow about this topic, OK? For tonight, I'd like to focus on the vote ;)