With a budget deficit looming in the $14 million range for next year, a poor investment market, and stalled contract negotiations, this truly is a perfect storm for Neshaminy. Now the Board must tackle this issue head on as we plan for the 2009/2010 school year budget.
The next Strategic Action Meeting planned for tomorrow night (Monday, March 2) will feature a frank discussion by the Board of what must be done to offset some of this deficit. In times like these, nothing can be considered sacred - not fulltime kindergarten, not extracurricular activities, not even educational programs. This isn't something that any of us on the Board are looking forward to, but it isn't something we can avoid either.
As parents and taxpayers, you'll want to pay close attention to what decisions the Board makes in the coming weeks. Your attendance at upcoming meetings is strongly encouraged.