A Message from Dr. Charles Galluzzo
From Me to You…
It’s incredible to me that I’ve only been in the District for four months but it feels like I have been an Eagle for years! I would like to thank the community, my administrative team, the faculty, staff and most of all the students, for making me feel so welcome. Your reception has been nothing short of amazing and I look forward to coming in every day and working with you.
I am proud to say the Capital Construction Project is moving along nicely, and I’m sure most of you have seen things a little torn up on the outside. The contractors are currently putting in the storm water management system in the area between the High School and the bus parking lot. Work is progressing quickly on the high school office suite and it is almost ready for painting and tiling. In transportation, the bus lifts have been set and the new garage floor has been poured. The drivers' training/break room has been demolished and work has begun on the new restrooms & locker room. Thanks to everyone for their patience as this critical work continues.
This year, we are presenting a budget that focuses on Lake Shore’s commitment to offering the finest educational programs that prepare students for their futures, be it post-secondary education, military service, or occupations in a diverse workforce. I am proud that our District provides a rigorous variety of arts, music, and athletics, as well as an extensive list of Advanced Placement programs. This year’s budget is our way of investing in curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities that allow our students to become the best citizens they can be upon graduation.
The upcoming edition of the Eagle Express will contain detailed information about the 2019-2020 Lake Shore school budget along with a proposition for replacement vehicles. It also contains the backgrounds of candidates running for positions on the Board of Education; current temporary board member William Connors, Jr., Cindy Latimore are seeking appointment for the next three years.
The proposed 2019-2020 budget (Proposition 1) is $59,982,787, representing an increase of $1,105,722, or 1.88%, well below the State Education allowable tax cap. Voter approval of the budget and tax levy will not result in a tax cap override vote. The tax level is also 1.88% , which translates to a $35.00 a year increase on home assessed at $100,000 before the Star exemption.
Proposition 2 authorizes the purchase of replacement vehicles, for a total maximum cost of $570,048.22 with no cost to the local tax levy.
I encourage you to cast your ballot on Tuesday, May 21 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Voting will be held in the lobby located outside the District Office / High School Gymnasium due to the construction project. Parking will be available to voters in the lower and upper parking lots located by the District Office.
Dr. Charles Galluzzo, Superintendent of Schools