The following letter was sent to residents of the Roxbury Central School District. The superintendent asked the it be reprinted here.
Last March at the regular monthly Board of Education meeting, I formally recommended the initiation of a separate referendum for your consideration at the May 20, 2014 annual budget vote. With the Board of Education’s approval, this proposed referendum requested that we initiate a much-needed five-million dollar building project, bonding four-million dollars and utilizing one-million dollars in reserves. The source of the reserve funding included $125,000 from the Unemployment Insurance Reserve and $875,000 from the Retirement Reserve, per a recommendation for such release of these reserves from a recent audit conducted by the New York State Comptroller’s office. In May, the qualified voters of the district approved the proposed building project.