This March, it will be two years since New York State instituted the Gap Elimination Adjustment which cut two billion dollars from state aid to public schools. Every school in the state got their aid reduced, but some much more than others. Some think the state did this not simply to balance the budget, but to pressure small, rural schools like ours to consolidate into bigger, though not better, schools. Who this benefits is a puzzle.
If FCS consolidated with another school, our school taxes would go up, not down. Businesses in town would be hurt, the teachers would scatter and the students would spend even more time on a school bus than they do now. The personal and business fallout would be disastrous. Our children would go to school in someone else’s town, they would be taught by someone else’s teachers.
That is why supporters of FCS formed the Franklin Community Educational Foundation, to make sure that Franklin Central School not only stays in Franklin, but that it gets better and better.
No one knows better what Franklin Central School means to the community than the people who have lived here or have been a part of the school over the years. You may not live in Franklin any more, but Franklin lives in you — its values, its people, and its memories. Let’s work together to keep them alive for the generations to come.
Coins for Kids!
FCS students are collecting loose change for class trips this year, the campaign has already started with collection jars in Franklin businesses. There will be a competition later this year between the classes to see who can raise the most money