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School district looks at budget options

April 23, 2013

JERSEY SHORE — The Jersey Shore Area School Board was presented with three options Monday at its meeting to balance its 2013-14 budget, which as of now shows a deficit of about $520,000....

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Luey22

Apr-25-13 10:20 AM

"We are here NOW, quit living in the past, work toward the future." -Words of inspiration from ValleyParent2008 If you can subtract 2013-08, that is 5 years of planning for the future (resurfacing from your past). The facts aren't popular, that is why people are spinning their own lies.....

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LaughIn

Apr-25-13 2:19 AM

It is about EVERY child in the Jersey Shore School District, not just a select few Valleyparent2008. Why do YOU think that retired seniors should be paying to keep a school open that OBVIOUSLY can be closed? Please contact neighboring districts and see why they WILL be raising taxes. You might want to contact a lawyer who specializes in school law or a County Judge to see if you can referendum a school closure. When you do that, could you post the answer on here?

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ValleyParent2008

Apr-24-13 10:58 PM

Further, your so quick to post others names and seem to feel you speak best. Why not put your obviously very superior self out there. Afterall, apparently you know what is best! Share your info, so we can be ever so proud of your ranting, and thank you for making us so popular! :) Grow up!

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ValleyParent2008

Apr-24-13 10:55 PM

The same people want to spout that the saving grace of the entire district is closing Nipp school. Seeing the same name and hearing your broken records get old. Why not let the entire district vote on how they feel- NOT at a board meeting, perhaps a ballot! Let the people have their say there. LaughIn, Luey22,where is ALL the support you claim to have for this renovation and closing? The majority of attendees at your board meetings are against it. There ARE other options, closed minded people refuse to see them. Mr. Emery is quick to throw out the "eliminate programs and raise taxes" scare. Whats he care, he doesn't live in our district! The poor case of where have all these people been the last years... get over it! We are here NOW, quit living in the past, work toward the future. It is about the children, not state of the art, overcrowded classrooms.

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LaughIn

Apr-24-13 12:03 PM

After video review, it would appear the JSE renovation/addition is not the cause for budget issues (millage in place already). The district is facing increase in health insurance and pension contribution to staff, same as in the Montoursville article today.

Worried, the "no brainer" failed before

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jeff33

Apr-24-13 8:49 AM

How come the AMISH don't pay no taxes and have most of the MONEY?

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LaughIn

Apr-23-13 11:31 PM

MoMRNRmR, the fact that some schools (even ones within a 15 mile radius of JSASD) have out building's which are used for instruction is a fact. In my opinion, certain individuals in the JS community think more about the almighty buck more than a good educational environment for their children, students and future leaders. This whole situation is down right pathetic and. embarrassing for our community. "GET WITH THE PROGRAM"

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worried

Apr-23-13 11:18 PM

This should be a no brainer, close the school. We cannot keep increasing the taxes every year. We must learn to live within our budget.

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Luey22

Apr-23-13 7:58 PM

"in the trailor park"...sorry, I just spewd my tea everywhere. LaughIn, it is Loren Koch who is taking John Shiremans position due to her sister Adrienne Stahl taking the district to court to reapportion. The real question is why does Loren **** want to be a school board representative? Maybe she will give us her answer while smoking a cigarette outside the school administration building?

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MoMRNRmR

Apr-23-13 7:04 PM

Laughin you are totally correct with your post. Carebear, ok do you want Portables setting on the side of JSE, so your child can say, I go to school in the Trailor Park! They do it down south and out west. The Nippenose School will close, get with the program. We don't want to pay more taxes if it's Preventable.

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LaughIn

Apr-23-13 6:03 PM

Why is Loren Stahl not involved with her children's Parent-Teacher Association? Is this the same woman who is running for School Director?

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LaughIn

Apr-23-13 5:23 PM

I totally agree with Luey. Carebear, are you seriously paying attention to the economy? Half of that current board put this district in it's current situation and I would like to know why. Less for more is what currently is happening everywhere, reality is obvious to most. Johnny come lately scenario for the attendees at meetings within the past two years are also responsible for the current situation. If "we the people" had every student in the districts best interests in mind and on the tip of their forked tongues, construction would be near completion. Oh yes, and probably at a much less expense to us taxpayers on fixed incomes

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carebear

Apr-23-13 4:10 PM

I agree if we could accommodate all of the students at JSE without an addition and only renovations, that would be a more responsible move considering the addition which consists of 4 classrooms is an approximately an additional 6 million for the taxpayers. Funny how in the beginning the board voted on the renovation/ addition project which consisted of an addition of 30,000 sq ft at a cost of 14 million, and now here we are with renovations and half of the addition (15,000 sq ft), for over 15 million????????

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Luey22

Apr-23-13 2:42 PM

Weigh the options of the extra additions to the JSE NOW, close a school NOW and the future thought of maintaining a level of taxes that is managable by the local tax base in the future is a very RESPONSIBLE move by the administration in Jersey Shore. Lets get REAL...JSE needs renovated and if an outlying school can be closed and the students can be educated in JSE even without the additions, just do it. I am so tired of hearing the propoganda about how closing a school is going to cost me....NO, not closing that school is going to cost EVERYONE and especially our children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents. ME....ME....ME....how about US.....US....US....

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carebear

Apr-23-13 1:12 PM

Or maybe we shouldn't be spending 15 million dollars?

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LaughIn

Apr-23-13 9:16 AM

OPTIONS: raise real estate taxes to almost double what we are paying currently; raise taxes 2.3%, cut programs, reduce staff and increase class size; or close Nippenose Valley Elementary. Is this even a real question for the school board members to be contemplating? They had better be remembering all of the retired individuals in mid June when that vote comes into play. Close the school and keep what curriculum the kids have currently SAVE PROGRAMS FOR ALL JSASD STUDENTS.

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