Tag: Select Board

It’s Election Day in Belmont! Remember to Vote!

illustration - voters polling station

It’s election day in Belmont, with contested races for a number of important positions from Select Board to the Board of Health and Town Meeting. As the turnout experts say: its not enough to just say you intend to vote…

This We Agree On: Vote Epstein To Prevent Crippling Cuts To Belmont’s Schools

Paul Roberts and Ralph Jones

Closing an elementary school? Laying off 120 teachers? Those are the choices we’d face if a Select Board candidate makes good on his promise to cut $10 million from the Schools’ budget. Don’t let that happen.

Select Board Should Act On Remote Meetings

remote meeting

COVID special orders will eventually end. Our Select Board should vote now to allow Belmont committee members to deliberate remotely.

Belmont “Never Tax-ers” Put 7-12 School, Community Path in their Sights. Attend Select Board Zoom Meeting Monday.

Belmont 7-12 School

A group of anti-tax residents plans to ask the Select Board to halt work on the 7-12 School and abandon the Community Path project. Concerned Belmontonians should tune in to the Select Board Zoom meeting Monday evening at 7:00 PM to support those projects.

Open Letter: Belmont Needs a Bailout

Dollar Bill

At the end of the day: putting the question to voters costs the Town of Belmont nothing. Not giving the voters a choice to throw a lifeline to the Town, on the other hand, has very high costs associated with it.

As the Budget Wrecking Ball Swings: Protecting Our Students

Super Girl Wrecking ball

With per pupil spending in Belmont already about $3,000 per student/per year below the State average per district ($12,700 in Belmont vs. $15,900 avg.), our public schools entered the pandemic stretched to the breaking point. Now we risk plunging into a full-blown fiscal crisis with layoffs of instructional staff, increased class sizes and cuts to supplies.