According to confirmed information, the RCS 2012-13 School Budget has PASSED; the preliminary count shows that it was almost a tie between the yes and the no votes: 1850 to 1600. That’s very significant in terms of being a barometer in the community. What it means is that there is still a very sharp divide in the RCS community–we’ll continue to probe what factors constitute that divide now that the distraction of the budget has passed. Stay tuned!
A little over 50% the RCS CSD voters–note that this does not mean that 50% of the residents– have decided in favor of the proposed budget. The voice of the people has spoken and we congratulate those who did their utmost to push it through. Be humble!
Congratulations to Judy Sylvester on having prevailed in her campaign for a seat on the RCS CSD Board of Education! You did marvelously well, Judy, and you will serve well. You are now an important fulcrum, the swing vote in all issues before the BoE. That’s an incredibly important position and we will pray for you, that you will have the strength and the wisdom to do well in fairness and justice in all ways!
Not everyone got all that they wanted but everyone ends this day with something. That’s good in many ways.
Again, Congratulations! to you all, to the RCS CSD Board of Education, to Judy Sylvester, to the other re-elected candidates.
The business of the 2012-13 budget contest is now closed. We can now turn to other business.