Documentation right from the district website. The links included:
This is the link that shows that there was a $13 million surplus in 2011-2012 that they are using to fund the 2012-2103 budget. They themselves are saying the budget had a surplus of $13 million. It clearly states this in the notes they provide. Please note the 2011-2012 budget was listed as $287 million. But this was raised from $284 million and change because of repairs. So the base budget is really $284, but they only spent $271 million in 2011-2012! http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pd ... Budget.pdf
The same link above shows that the district put in $104 million in state aide.
Now if you look at New York State web page on state aide at the link below you will see that the real state aid number is $106 million. The New York State budget has been passed so this number is gold! http://www.nysed.gov/stateaid/dist/legis12/580205.HTML
The real hoax from the board to residents is that the projected state aide number was always $106 million. They low balled it from day onein the budget. The business manager will tell you the state only gave out $800,000 in additional aide. LIES! Just look at the state numbers! Figures lie and liars Figure! Typically he gives an answer that is technically correct, but materially wrong because you think he is referring to an increase of $800,000 over the $104 number that was in his budget when in reality the increase is referring to the $106 number that was passed by the state. The state aide number is actually closer to $107.
The link below is directly from last weeks’ budget presentation that shows that expenditures will only increase from last year by $2.8 million.http://www.sachem.edu/board/budget12/pd ... 13_ppt.pdf
This is the documentation right from their website.
The budget was $284 before the one time increase for repairs.
The have $13 million left over from the $284 budget.
There is an extra $2 million in state aide.
The expenditures over prior are $2.8 million.
With a budget of $290 million that leaves a surplus of over $18 million! They are a group of liars!The NYS Commissioner of Education has ruled since a Board of Education has been elected by the voters of the district. They do not have to be accurate or use accurate information when estimating. The Sachem School Board does not think the public deserves the truth when being taxed. Nor do they care about the distress caused to parents and students when they select the most heinous cuts to blackmail parents into a yes vote. The Board is comprised of insiders taking advantage of the community for personal gain. They consider themselves better than you and your money theirs to spend as they please.