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Give Your Opinion to the School Committee

May 27, 2010

As you are aware, the school committee is considering cuts in the school budget and will make a decision at their next meeting on Wed June 2nd (7pm at SAE I believe).

I believe everyone of us would like to see zero cuts, however I also believe that compromise will increase our chances of winning an override on the second try. Even with the argument of a confusing ballot, which I think hurt us, by making some small cuts, we have a better chance to win over more voters. Hopefully the Town of Yarmouth will also be motivated to find additional funds and bring the override number even lower, which I believe at least one selectmen has discussed publicly.

OK, so here’s the important part: We should all let the school committee know our opinion. ..YOUR OPINION. What cuts do you think are unacceptable? What cuts, if any, do you think are acceptable? Their emails are at the end of this message.

Here are the handouts that outline proposed cuts and potential impact from the most recent May 24th school committee meeting.

Proposed Reductions

Class Sizes with Cuts

If you’re not sure of a particular reduction, I would recommend calling or emailing the Superintendents office.

Please let the school committee know your opinion on the cuts so that you won’t see a loss of something that you think is too important to lose.

Please pass this article to other parents and citizens who you know want to have their voice heard.

School Committee Emails:

Hopefully by sharing our opinions it will help guide the school committee to the best decision.

Feel free to share your thoughts with our community in the comments below. I ask that you keep them cordial and constructive. Thank you!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Carlene B. Veara permalink
    May 27, 2010 6:11 pm

    Who is the author of this notice. I find it offense if no one will put there namee to an article rrgardless of the content.

    • May 28, 2010 1:28 am

      Hi Carlene,
      I’m the author of all the articles on this blog unless otherwise noted at the beginning of the article in the case of guest authors.

      This blogging platform fills in “admin” as the author. I need to find out how to change that.

      Glad to have you as a guest here. Sorry you were offended.
      Kristin Sullivan Stone

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