To the Editor:
In response to what I heard while attending last Monday's BOE meeting and the article I read in this weeks Ridgefield Press. I was shocked by the BOE Chair’s statement that the BOF's cut was over a $1 million due to removal of the $120K preschool revenues that BOE had inappropriately included in their budget. For those not familiar with this matter, the preschool revenues have always gone into the Town ledger, not the BOE budget. That is the accepted accounting procedure. Earlier this year, the BOE Chair asked the BOS to change this long-standing accounting practice, but BOS did not grant the request. When budget season rolled around, the BOE unilaterally added the $120K revenue to their budget, even though BOS had not approved the BOE Chair's proposed accounting change.