My first year on the Timberlane School District Budget Committee was one of utter befuddlement. The budcom passed a budget with a seemingly modest increase of 1.98%. To my subsequent surprise and horror, Sandown’s school taxes went up 9.5%.
How can small increases in a school district budget become so magnified at the town level? Take 10 minutes to listen to a concise but fun explanation of how this happens. You will gain fresh insight into the dynamics of school funding, making you the only person at your Christmas party to really know what is going on.
Those who wish to know more are invited to attend the School District Governance Association’s seminar on state education funding, “Downloading: Fact or Myth?”
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications,
Manchester, NH 9 a.m. – noon
Advance registration required: www. SDGANH.org