This school year, a few concerned taxpayers have been showing up. We hope everyone in the district appreciates their public advocacy because these residents are at least making an effort to get involved.
Some of them are connected with United for Kids, a taxpayer group that started at Beekmantown and now has expanded to encompass issues from Plattsburgh and Peru districts. You can find out more on the website: unitedforthekids.org. And you can read about City School Board meetings and interact with members on the district website: www.plattscsd.org.
The School Board would be wise not to underestimate concerns. It may seem like voter apathy when only a handful of people show up, but the majority of taxpayers are there in spirit, asking for high-quality education at a reasonable cost.