Letter: Lack of detail on contract troubling

It is my hope that Ms. Velte and The Spotlight will follow up on Ms. Velte’s initial request for details of the contract and make a Freedom of Information request of the school district, requesting the type of specific information I cited above, and report her findings to Bethlehem Central School District voters in The Spotlight.

At a time when the school district management’s gross errors of judgment (e.g. building an unnecessary elementary school) are becoming evident to more voters, it is important for The Spotlight to report facts, not propaganda, so that voters can understand what really has driven the approximately 4 percent tax levy increases of the past decade (Bethlehem Highlights, p. 2) and why the dilemma presented to parents over the last decade of voting for a school budget with a tax levy increase of approximately 4% per annum (ibid) or accepting substantial reductions in programs and athletics was a false one.

To quote Warren Buffet, “It’s when the tide goes out that you see who has been swimming naked.”

Jared King


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