continued “As far as basketball is concerned,” Varney said, “the teams we play geographically are really close to us and both teams travel together. Really, you have minimal transportation costs compared to some other sports.”
Varney credits the parents and the community for being extremely supportive and patient during a time of uncertainty with their children, especially with its modified sports programs.
“Sitting through the board meetings last spring” Varney said, “and the budget process when our modified sports were on the table to be cut, some of the most vocal board meetings were parents who wanted to see modified sports continue here.”
The light continues to flicker as many school districts move on and forge its own path during this monetary difficult stage, Varney’s insight and conclusions are no different from any of the institutions across the state.
“We want to provide as many opportunities as we can for our students,” Varney said, “but the fiscal reality is that schools are really under the gun. I don’t think we and the schools across the state have reached rocked bottom yet. “
“This year is obviously tougher than last year,” he said. “The next year will be even tougher. Everything is going to be closely scrutinized.”
Community pep rally set
At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8, the Jordan-Elbridge Central School District will be hosting a community pep rally to pay tribute to the start of its sports and celebrate its newest addition to its athletic complex — the field house.
The field house capital project took roughly two years to complete after being approved by the voters in the community.
Athletic contests will be held there for its modified and J-E Youth Football League and varsity boys and girls soccer, lacrosse, marching band and track and field.
Varney encourages all community members and students to attend to cheer on their local sports teams.