School district eyes budget savings

I read this morning that Corning-Painted Post NY school district is going out for bids to replace the aging and erratic scoreboard at its athletic fields.

According to The Leader, the district’s athletic director, Jamie Harter, has $30,000 to spend on a scoreboard in the school colors, with the school logo, brighter lights, wireless controls, and displays that adjust for soccer, football or lacrosse.

The new scoreboard will offer other benefits, too. The LED lights will “save on electricity” and require fewer repairs, Harter is reported to have told The Leader.

Saving money is especially important to the district.

C-PP Superintendent Mike Ginalski announced in December that the district’s preliminary 2012-13 budget¬† showed a $10.3 million deficit.¬† Ginalski said in its search for savings the school board would be looking “at everything.” [Broken link removed 2016-01-31.]

Maybe they plan to look at everything by the light of those bright, energy-saving LED lights in the new scoreboard.

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