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Budget Season 2015
07-09-2016, 09:02 AM
Post: #12
RE: Budget Season 2015
There are lots of problems with the school budget process....that have discouraged many voters. The "unionized" school employees (Teachers, cooks, bus drivers, janitors, ed techs and so on) their spouses, children, parents, siblings, cousins and so on, make up a HUGE voting bloc in the small towns. Back in Deer Isle/Stonington, they could bring 300 votes to a budget meeting.....and often did!

Here locally the SAD 41 school budget(Brownville, Milo, LaGrange and Atkinson) went to a referendum vote, district wide last week. The result?

106 "Yays"

52 "Nays"

A TOTAL vote of only 158 voters out of those 4 towns????

The Deer Isle CSD budget is now close to 6 million....for 350 K-12 students, a student population that is shrinking as Massachusetts buys up all the shore land and business district!

Nobody cares and you can't blame em in some ways!

WC
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Budget Season 2015 - Candice Casey - 03-10-2015, 05:13 PM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - Candice Casey - 03-11-2015, 09:17 PM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - woodcanoe - 03-12-2015, 08:09 AM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - Candice Casey - 03-12-2015, 09:35 AM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - woodcanoe - 03-12-2015, 12:11 PM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - Ugene - 03-12-2015, 08:59 PM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - Candice Casey - 03-14-2015, 04:25 PM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - Ugene - 03-30-2015, 07:40 AM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - Candice Casey - 03-19-2015, 07:34 PM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - Candice Casey - 04-10-2015, 11:12 PM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - Roger Ek - 07-09-2016, 06:37 AM
RE: Budget Season 2015 - woodcanoe - 07-09-2016 09:02 AM

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