April 12, 2005

Dryden school budget cuts teachers

This morning's Ithaca Journal reports that in its difficult quest for a tax levy increase under 9%, the Dryden school board approved a budget with cuts including "money for a fifth-grade teacher, a half-time reading teacher, a full-time aide, and a full-time director of technology out of the administrative budget," and reduced "supplies, maintenance, board development, staff development and athletics." Spending in the $26.7 million plan increases 7.03%, while the tax levy climbs 8.97%.

There's a guest column from Michael Stamm, president of Tompkins County Area Development, in which he looks over ways TCAD helped county businesses in 2004. Two Dryden businesses, Ithaca Produce and and F&T Distributing, are mentioned.

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