An opportunity for Tupper Lake, Saranac Lake schools

To the editor:

By the time this letter goes to press, residents throughout the Tri-Lakes region will have voted on their respective school budgets. Several times throughout the course of the last few weeks we have read stories of how difficult the budget process has been. With the announcement of the retirement of Tupper Lake Central School District Business Manager Gary Lanthier, I can’t help but think now is the time for these two districts to share a business manager. There is also no one better qualified for the task at hand than Dan Bower, current business manager for the Saranac Lake district, a job he also once held in Tupper Lake. As we move toward the future, these types of consolidations are critical to our survival. I hope both school boards can work together on this for the betterment of both districts.

Don Dew Jr.

Tupper Lake