Maine-Endwell Central School District

Superintendent
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Jason R. Van Fossen
712 Farm to Market Road
Endwell, NY 13760
(607) 754-1400

Dear Maine-Endwell School Community:

I would encourage our Maine-Endwell Central School District residents to take time to review our 2018-2019 budget information. We believe our proposed budget is a responsible budget taking into consideration long-term financial health while balancing our program offerings for all students.

Click here for the budget newsletter.

We are in year three of large increases in health insurance. The district’s health insurance bill has increased by $3.3 million dollars over the past three years - $1.2 million above estimates. This enormous increase continues to illustrate the volatility that we must account for. As a result, and in an effort to remain financially healthy, the district will not be filling numerous retirements and resignations, and additionally, will be reducing our staffing levels through reductions. These decisions will allow the district to remain financially healthy while keeping spending to a manageable level.

Decisions to reduce spending, while extremely difficult, will address the financial imbalance of expenditures exceeding revenue, without a large utilization of reserves.  An overreliance on reserve use, rather than a reduction in expenditures, is poor long-range planning and would jeopardize our financial health. Thankfully, with an established plan for building and replenishing reserves, we have created the financial cushion necessary to mitigate unexpected expenses. 

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly by calling 754-1400 extension 2311, or via email at jvanfossen@me.stier.org.  Additionally, our budget hearing is scheduled for Monday, May 3rd at 6PM in the Staff Development Room (High School / District Office).  Please join us if you have any questions regarding the 2018-2019 budget.

Thank you again for taking the time to read our budget information.



Very Sincerely,
Jason R. Van Fossen 
 

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