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Briarcliff School Principals Share Goals, Accomplishments

The three school principals made presentations to the board Monday evening.

The principals of Briarcliff Manor’s three schools provided extended glimpses Monday night of the activities that invigorate their buildings.

Their appearance, at a school board work session, came two weeks after parents decried the lack of input from the principals in the district’s 2012-13 budget, being readied for adoption next week.

The principals—James Kaishian from the ; Susan Howard, ; and Nadine McDermott, —made individual PowerPoint presentations to the board outlining their goals and accomplishments, then jointly answered trustees’ questions. The PowerPoint slides will be made available online, officials said.

“This was great,” one resident said later during public comment, “but this really should have been, to my mind, the beginning of the budget process.”

He suggested that “next year, it would be great to hear it at the beginning.”

You can view the presentation in full on the school district's website.

McKey Rivers April 16, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I really don't understand the constant sniping by some members of the Briarcliff schools community about the budget process. It seems to me that the budget process over the last several years has worked just fine, with appropriate attention to maintaining and improving the high quality education provided to children while right sizing the budget to reduce waste and inefficiency, and lower the tax levy from the sky high levels of three years ago. I say congratulations Board of Education, Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for Finance, School Principals, teachers and employees for a job well done and keep up the good work!
McKeyMouse April 18, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Open, honest dialogue should not be viewed as sniping. People have the right to disagree and offer their opinions.

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