Who is LGHALT?
We are a loose affiliation of residents of the Lake George Central School District (LGCSD) concerned about quality education and steadily increasing school taxes.
We are your neighbors: parents, businesspeople, retirees and other residents, all trying to not be forced out of their homes by skyrocketing taxation.
LGHALT is concerned about and seeks solutions for these 8 LGCSD challenges:
- Delivering a quantifiable top-level education for our kids.
Providing the above in a cost-efficient manner to reduce the tax levy.
Staff contracts: negotiated with taxpayer or teachers' union in mind?
Lobbying and intimidation of students &/or parents by school staff. Need a staff Code of Conduct.
Lack of BOE transparency and avoidance of quorums. BOE board meeting minutes should be available for public scrutiny.
Lack of full board participation.
- Property Tax Cap budget squeeze and possible need for consolidation.
- Lack of innovative LGCSD BOE thinking.
"Those who advocate for higher taxes and more spending are usually the ones who benefit disproportionately from them."
It's time for a change.
Diane Matthews, Phil Ostrom, John Kearney, Peter Brothers and Friends