Clarkstown School Board President Mike Aglialoro said the participants
in the Community Workshops, which looked at the district’s budget for 2014-2015,
put forward several recommendations for cost savings. He said some of the
suggestions were to eliminate or reduce academic courses and sports activities with
low enrollment, change bus routes and look at Advance Placement courses and the
role they play in the district’s reputation.
“We’re going to take these suggestions and recommendations into account as a board when we start the budget process in the next few weeks,” he said at Thursday’s board meeting.
Aglialoro said when the board has something more definitive; those ideas will be shared with the district’s principals and then students and parents. He said the volunteer groups held three meetings. One group looked specifically at the elementary schools and the other at the middle school and high schools.