Long Lake school's books are in order


Express News Staff

LONG LAKE -- Larry Reece of Reece & Robinson CPAs PC, Potsdam, had nothing bad to say about the financial records at Long Lake Central School District when he reported to the Board of Education Thursday, Nov. 14.

In fact, he had mostly compliments. "It's really nice when all the numbers agree and expenditures are below budget," Reece said.

Reece had special praise for the school's business manager when he said, "Vicky [Snide] is doing a great job."

The board was happy to approve such a good report.


BOE member Paul Roalsvig gave an overview of the New York State School Boards Association convention he attended last month in Rochester.

Roalsvig said he attended an interesting session on school safety given by a member of the U.S. Secret Service, where "There were some surprising findings."

Tips included some common denominators of students who have committed deadly acts in schools, such as a history of acting violently.

Roalsvig said he attended many useful sessions on a variety of issues, including contract negotiations and one on lessons learned from the pedophile scandal at Pennsylvania State University.


-- The current monthly newsletter will become a quarterly newsletter, starting with an edition to be mailed to all taxpayers in January. There will not be a December newsletter.

-- Joseph Koehring was approved as advisor for the Class of 2016 and Cara Seaman was approved as a substitute maintenance person.

The BOE will next meet Thursday, Dec. 12, starting at 7 p.m. in the school cafeteria.