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These are ideas that were generated on March 11th Brainstorming Meeting.

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Volunteer Ideas

All Ideas from Brainstorming Meeting

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  1. March 29, 2010 12:25 pm

    I live in Yarmouth, my children graduated from DY Schools and my husband works in the district . I am director of Bridges Associates, Inc., a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, which is located in Yarmouth Port. Bridges is a partner in the Cape Cod Youth Empowerment Initiative http://www.compassionmassachusetts.org. Our services and programs support educational success.

    Congratulations! Your website is very nice. Why did I write? I read the article in the Cape Cod Times this morning. I am interested in learning more about your group. I have a few fundraising ideas to help provide supplemental funding for school programs and enrichment.

    Thank you.

    • March 31, 2010 2:58 am

      Hi Mary-Jane – thanks for reaching out. I will get in contact with you to find out more about your organization. Thanks!

  2. George Grohs permalink
    March 30, 2010 12:53 am

    Where are our elected state representatives on this issue?We need to insist that
    the state of Ma provide more funds to support many of the unfunded mandates originated by the state for our school system.The state has squandered our tax money on huge pensions to many of their public sector employees.They have the best medical benefits at a much lower cost for themselves and their dependants.We must demand that the whole system be downsized.Why should we have to constantly deal with overides.Sooner or later we must expect less entitlements and services until the economy rebounds.I went to the joint meeting at DY football field and it was a total sham and a waste of many of the taxpayers time.Let Turner, Atsalis,Oleary and Murray and our govenor know how disatisfied we are with the present funding.I for one will not support any overide for fire, police or education.Enough is enough.

    • March 31, 2010 2:54 am

      George – Thank you for your comments. I think everyone feels the same frustration that mandates have not been funded.

      I think you bring up an excellent point of putting pressure on our elected officials to fix this. I’m wondering if the towns would have legal recourse to get those mandates funded. I will take your idea and send a letter to our elected officials about it.

      In the meantime, I wouldn’t want our children to suffer or the safety of our citizens to be compromised, so I do support both overrides and I hope that our town comes together to do the same.

      Passing an override won’t preclude us from going after that money retroactively. We should ask our Selectmen to do that for us.

      I’ll let you know what responses I get.

  3. Sheila Gagnon permalink
    March 30, 2010 3:56 am

    Great work on the “Ideas” collating and getting it done so fast. Am digesting it all. Good job to you all! Sheila G.

    • March 31, 2010 2:55 am

      Thank you Sheila. And thanks to all who helped in getting them typed up and ready to report out! Special thanks to Jen Sexton and Stacy Ferreira!

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