The battle over the budget reaches its climax tonight at school Deliberative Session.
We are fighting to give the voters a reasonable choice on the March ballot. If nothing changes tonight, voters in March will have a choice between a tax increase and a bigger tax increase. If we succeed, then voters will have a real choice between a modest tax cut in all four towns or a $68 million default budget that also includes funding for Sandown Central.
Plan to arrive early as parking will be an issue, as will the time it takes to get registered to vote. Car pool if you can.
Emotions will be high because no matter how large a budget a school district is given and no matter how many students it has lost, any proposed cut is met with outraged cries from the administration who fans fear of harm to students. Those who support budget cuts are not enemies of children or education — they are simply wise to the power struggle. The well-being of children and education are not at stake here. Returning power to the voters is what is.
Timberlane Deliberative Session
Doors open in the Timberlane High School Cafeteria at 6 pm for voter registration
Session begins at 7 pm. Budget vote will be first.
36 Greenough Rd., Plaistow, NH