Third time the charm? The district budget meeting is scheduled for September 16th, 7:00pm at the Island Falls Municipal Building. Copies of the Proposed Budget are a available at various locations around the communities, on the RSU website or here – just keep scrolling!
People are understandably weary of what has been, admittedly, an arduous process. (A reporter was heard muttering “This is so stupid! This is going to take forever!” ). Democratic decisions are messy, (and the more democratic, the more untidy) but usually better in outcome. It’s a struggle that clearly needs to happen; to continue, and our readers have shown, time and again, the degree to which our children are worth it.
It bears remembering the good that comes from this struggle; the silver lining, as a multitude of deeply caring voices rise to help determine the direction of education here. Perhaps many “silver linings”; ..better understanding between the Board and the communities to whom they answer? …better decisions for kids.
Thank you to all of our readers, and community members determined to get this right, in spite of the cost of referenda – the cost of silence; and of getting it wrong, is, indeed, too high.
We wish all community members well….