Highland Falls schools lose aid, shor...

Highland Falls schools lose aid, short $2.2M

There are 2 comments on the Middletown Times Herald Record story from Jan 24, 2010, titled Highland Falls schools lose aid, short $2.2M. In it, Middletown Times Herald Record reports that:

The Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery school board on Thursday considered the numbers: a 13.75 percent cut in state aid plus several smaller cuts in federal funding equals a $2.2 million revenue hole in a $24 million budget.

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HFFMGuy

Washingtonville, NY

#1 Feb 6, 2010
This community has been living on the financial edge for nearly 2 decades. The so-called solution has proven to be an illusion. Numerous boards and citizens have written, driven and spoken to dozens of govt officials over years of time and the best has been band aid funding and sympathetic comments.
This is a district whose financial future is bleak at best with a declining tax base and anemic business base. Local village and town govts in this small community are at odds with each other. The village is a drag on local business growth with a decaying Main St, with no draw except for locals and desperate tourists, over crowded illeagle housing, excessive duplication of public services and growing debt.
If it weren't for the 300-400 tuition paying students from West Point and Garrison, this district would have collapsed years ago.
Anonymous

Poughkeepsie, NY

#2 Jun 21, 2014
So, do you have any suggestions on how to fix the problem?

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