In a well-attended meeting, the Sandown Board of Selectmen last night voted against forwarding a minority opinion withdrawal plan to the state Board of Education by a one-vote margin.
- Voting against submission were: Jon Goldman, Tom Tombarello, and Terry Treanor,
- Voting to advance the submission were: Ciny Buco and Jim Devine.
The vote followed a 45 minute presentation by Cindy Buco, Arthur Green and Michael Costanzo.
The slide presentation will be posted on this blog on the weekend.
Every residence in Sandown received a giant postcard in the mail yesterday saying, “Don’t let Donna Green throw Sandown taxpayers under the bus!” “Let’s face it – this isn’t just about taxes and quality schools – this is about our home values.”
Interesting that those opposed to allowing Sandown citizens to have a say in an educational choice now claim their primary interest is in taxes and property values.
You will see what happens to both in the coming years. The proposed* budget for SAU 55 is up 30% over two years and there isn’t a single thing you can do about it.
- By “proposed” I mean draft, but I’ve never seen the SAU budget change after it has been drafted.