OSSINING, N.Y. TheDailyOssining.com accepts signed, original letters to the editor. Letters may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To the Editor,
The Ossining Board of Education has proposed a fiscally responsible budget that both recognizes the need for programs to support excellence in education, and is at the same time sensitive to the financial challenges which Ossining residents face.
The proposed budget focuses on $3.3M of non-classroom cuts, in an effort to minimize layoffs that would affect many programs. These programs provide our students with an excellent, well-rounded education. The variety of accolades our students receive are a testament to the high quality education Ossining offers. We are so proud of the numerous achievements of our students, including being ranked as one of the highest rookie robotics teams in their division and being one of the Intel Schools of Distinction Finalists.
If the budget does not pass, the quality of education in Ossining Schools will diminish due to additional, deeper cuts to staff and various programs that will be required. In this ever competitive, global climate, we owe it to our children to help provide the most well-rounded education possible.
The proposed budget will allow for continued funding for many Education, Sports and Cultural Arts Programs. Please join us in voting YES for the Ossining Schools budget on Tuesday, May 15th, at the Ossining High School, in order to continue maintaining the level of quality of the renowned Science, Dual Language and many rich cultural arts and sports programs.