Hoosic Valley Among Area Schools in Attendance at Educational Forum – By Christine Barton

Hoosic Valley Central was one of the 47 area school districts, served by the Questar III and Capital Region BOCES who rallied stakeholders to come out to attend the regional education forum titled “Your Public Schools in Fiscal Peril - Running Out of Time and Options.” Legislators, community members, parents students and educators filled the auditorium as well as a spill over space in response to a “Call to Action” on behalf of the public school system. The anticipated state aid cuts and lack of funding that continues to threaten public school systems across the state was the topic for the forum. “Inequity and insufficiency is the problem,” states Dr. Rick Timbs, Executive Director, Statewide School Finance Consortium and Featured Speaker. “Almost all districts in the room are below average,” he states. “If we don’t solve our fiscal problems we are going to have educational problems,” says Timbs. 

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