Our children’s education is important. Doing a quick search into the ranking of our area schools (compared to schools statewide); this came up. This is by no means a perfect comparison. This is alarming and disheartening. Our schools are constantly struggling with budget issues and having a hard time financially. Been thinking hard about the students who live in this region who are struggling to make the grade. If our natural resources can help us, we should invest in their future and given them a deserving break. We need to be engaged in a dialogue about how we can incorporate natural gas production safely into our community and not calling for an outright ban.
If the potential exists for us to help our county’s schools budgets through income from natural gas production isn’t it something that should be considered?
Look at our rankings and consider how these schools could benefit from natural gas production taxes:
(Out of 2096)
Milford Central School
Milford Central School District
Cooperstown Middle School
Cooperstown Central School District
Worcester Central School District
Schenevus Central School
Schenevus Central School District
Cherry Valley-Springfield Elementary School
Cherry Valley-Springfield Central School District