Greetings Lyndonville Community,
Spring is upon us, which means it is time for the annual budget update and presentation.
Over the last few months, there have been 3 budget presentations that our Board of Education has reviewed, culminating in the budget which you will find when your Applegram is delivered. Budget presentations are posted on our website under “Budget Central.”
Highlights of the 2019-20 budget include:
- Continued long-term support of the District Strategic Plan and our Mission and Vision statements
- The continuation of all current programs, including music, athletics, and extra-curricular programming
- Program enhancements at the Elementary School to provide additional supports to our students in literacy, including a Literacy Specialist and an updated ELA curriculum reflecting current standards and needs of our students; these enhancements came about through the work of the District Academic Committee, made up of staff members, parents, community members, and Board of Education representatives
We will also be providing additional opportunities for our students through our partnership with Medina, including cross-country, swimming, and marching band. Our Orleans County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer Jason Barnum will also continue to be a valued member of our team.
This year, we have a special proposition on the ballot where, if approved, we will have a student member on our Board of Education—in a non-official and non-voting capacity. This will give the Board a unique opportunity to hear feedback directly from our students.
The Board has also approved a new five-year agreement with Ridge Road/Scholastic Transportation to provide transportation services and programs for our students. The District continues to be pleased with these efficient and effective services provided by Ridge Road and their staff.
Our Capital Project, approved by voters in 2017, is well underway, with significant progress being made on our grounds/fields, as well as in the elementary library, where two new classrooms will be created. Over the spring break, additional work has begun on the cafeteria/kitchen and locker room renovations. We are on track for the entire project to be completed by December 1, 2019, including air-conditioned classroom just in time for the warmer months.
Please review the budget documents presented in the Applegram, and feel free to contact us with any questions. I can be reached at Jasmith@lcsdk12.org and through our Let’s Talk program, available on our website and official school app. By the way, have you downloaded the app yet? I encourage you to do so by visiting your app store of choice and searching for “Lyndonville CSD.”
The official budget presentation will be held on Monday, May 13th at 6:30 pm.