On Monday, Gossips alerted readers to the vote on the school budget and the election of members of the Board of Education, coming up on Tuesday, May 17: "HCSD Watch." That post prompted questions about the budget and the basis for the proposed increase. Those questions, among other things, prompted Ken Sheffer to write his commentary about the budget and the general state of things in the Hudson City School District a bit early this year.
Sheffer is the most dedicated and passionate observer and critic of HCSD's administration and Board of Education I know, and it has been my privilege to publish his observations and opinions on Gossips, in advance of the school district vote, in 2020 and 2021. Today, I publish his commentary on this year's proposed budget and the process by which it was created. Because of its length, Sheffer's commentary appears on a separate page: "HCSD's Board of Education and New Superintendent Need to 'Read the Room.'"