Friday, March 13, 2009

Grease Is the Word

Loved our HS's production of Grease last night--great sets, fabulous dancing, and the Fuchs kids tore it up with their singing, as usual (we'll miss them after they graduate). Some of the sound mixing wasn't working, though--I think Danny Zuko's mike was kaput for at least part of the show. But it was a full house on a Thursday, and we had a great time.

In budget discussions, it's often the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. I'm happy to note that now that the district has a strategic plan, we can use it to shield ourselves from some of the most out-there requests. If it doesn't promote the plan, it's not a priority, and that's all there is to say.

I've been back-and-forthing with BOCES this week, trying to get them to clarify their budget, which for reasons of state regs is produced in an apples-to-oranges mishmosh of projected, budgeted, and actual costs designed to keep anyone from knowing what's really being spent.

Our next meeting, the 23rd, is likely to be our liveliest, as we'll discuss staffing and program. When I say "lively," I mean "raised voices and fisticuffs." Not really, but it will be contentious.

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