Huh? Apparently the school budget was up for approval on Tuesday. I didn’t notice.
This is the first year since I became a property owner that I’ve not paid attention to the various shenanigans that attend the school budget process in New York. I think this means that my attempt to ignore those things whose outcome I have little probability of affecting is working. Maybe next year I’ll add Federal surveillance policy to that list.
The school board had already decided to close the Arthur S. May Elementary School building instead of altering it for ADA compliance. In my opinion, this is a grave error — location is the only thing that matters in real estate. The location of the Arlington Middle School next to a major highway and a dilapidated K-Mart is part of the urban removal tragedy of Poughkeepsie, though there are a handful of homes nearby.
The district may be able to find someone to rent Arthur S. May; it’s got a great location.
What this does mean, however, is that I’m still really glad that I have four children and so can calculate my property tax as tuition per child.
(Tuition will be $2750 for the coming school year.)