I am writing after attending a Warrant Committee (education) subcommittee meeting. Everyone needs to stay alert to the fact that the stimulus money keeps shrinking in effectiveness. It is my understanding that the 18 teachers, including 5 at the High school and an entire team at Chenery and a fifth grade teacher, along with 6 elementary teachers, are still not officially back in. We need to be at these meeting to show our support, educate ourselves, and voice our opinions.
Tuesday night there is a school committee meeting at Chenery at 7:30- please come. We will not be given the opportunity to vote for an opperational override this year, unfortunately, but there will be a great need for one next year. This is a statement I made last year as well. We were promised an override this year to stop the bleeding, but the selectmen did not follow through. Starting now, I believe, we need to let everyone know the cost this will have on the children in this community.
I am hopeful that Wellington will pass, but that too is not a done deal. We need to get the community out in force to vote on June 8 to support the new Wellington. — Kimberly Becker