The following is one citizen's view on the York County School Division Budget process; others are welcome.
This week the School Board is meeting [in work sessions] and they hold the fate of Tabb’s Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) Cadet program in their hands.
The Secretary of the Navy approved and offered York County School Division (YCSD) the chance to add the Naval National Defense Cadet Corp (Navy –NDCC).
The YCSD was presented a budget based on the last few years and the School Board would not see costs above what they have supported in prior years. The NJROTC Commander would be willing to take at least a ten percent pay cut. If the claim is increased costs, that is not true. They can stay within budget.
So, when the YCSD Board offers a second elective for Freshmen, the NJROTC cadets would be able to apply for NJROTC again, and be reinstated.
Please let the School Board know what you think.
Bill Townsley, Col, USAF (Ret)
Yorktown, VA 23693
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Forwarded with Col Townsley’s permission.