Thank you to the voters for passing the GJSD budget

Regarding the 2018-19 Greater Johnstown School District Budget:

On behalf of the GJSD Board of Education, I would like to express our thanks to the voters of the Greater Johnstown School District for the positive results we received last Tuesday when our revised budget proposal passed with a 70 percent supermajority.

We would like to reassure the community that we have discussed the process used this year that resulted in the need for a second vote. We have learned some very important lessons that we will incorporate into next year’s budget planning process.

In the meantime, we welcome our constituents’ comments and suggestions in writing or through contact with our superintendent and/or individual BOE members. We are committed to increasing our network of communication of complete and accurate budget information as we strive to find the best balance between what our voters consider an acceptable tax levy and the funding required to offer the programs and services our students need and deserve.

KATHY DOUGHERTY, president

GJSD Board of Education

Johnstown