During the second Community Roundtable in November, participants discussed topics related to transportation. Some of the participants’ most common recommendations were:
- Safety is paramount: Eliminating bus transportation within a specified radius around the schools and asking kids to walk is an accident waiting to happen.
- Establishing bus stops in the village makes sense.
- Field trips that do not directly relate to the curriculum should be eliminated.
- The district should continue to maintain a relatively new fleet of buses to minimize the impact on local taxes.
The Board of Education is considering allowing the district to institute centralized pick-up and drop-off (bus stops) in the Village of Broadalbin, which would save approximately $35,000 next year. Do you support this idea? Do you believe the Board of Education should look for additional cost savings in this area? If so, what budget items should it consider reducing or eliminating?