Voting For the 2012/13 Haldane School Budget

Dear Editor,

On May 15th, I plan to vote in support of the proposed 2012 – 2013 Haldane School Budget and I ask that our community consider doing the same. This budget is fiscally responsible: the Board of Education has managed to keep any increase of property taxes below 2%, despite rising costs and over $500,000 in reduction of state aid, with minimal disruption to education.

This budget maintains Haldane’s standards of education which directly impact not just the school, but the entire community. A good school helps maintain property values and fosters a safe and economically-healthy community. Haldane’s strong reputation is a big part of what keeps many of its graduates here in Cold Spring and attracts new people to the community: people who pay local taxes, shop in our stores, eat in our restaurants and sustain local businesses year-round. Businesses such as tax accountants, doctors, Pilates & Yoga instructors, massage therapists, dry cleaners, piano teachers, house & yard services and more all benefit from that clientele.

A good school equals a good community. This budget achieves that. Please join me in voting to approve the proposed budget on May 15th.


Laura Danilov

One thought on “Voting For the 2012/13 Haldane School Budget

  1. Posted 4.26.2012 at 12:50pm

    Great job to the entire BOE.

    Sorry to see you go Joe. Hey, maybe now you can consider running for Village Mayor. You have the business MOXI to fix what is wrong with the Village Board. At least with you the public would know what is going on.

    You are well liked and respected across all spectrums.

    Seriously consider it.