“The greatest gift you can give someone is your time.”
The annual budget meeting/vote will be held this evening, June 2nd @7pm at the Island Falls Municipal Building.
If past is prologue, the Board will make much of the “time” they spent crafting the proposed budget; how hard they worked on it, the implication being that members take umbrage when those they serve seek changes.
Kids are worth it.
Taxpayers are worth it.
The communities they support and are supported by are worth it.
Though the Board has and will likely continue to claim otherwise, spending priorities expressed to Timbered Classrooms by community members are less costly than those endorsed by the Board – not more as the Board often claims.
Readers have been very clear that they want a music teacher to continue the position held by Mrs. Cox, rather than a more expensive and unnecessary curriculum coordinator, three principals instead of four…. More teachers and fewer bureaucrats, with equitable compensation.
Certain Board members cynically accuse those who disagree with them of personal vitriol, ignorance and being against the Flag, Mom and Apple Pie…. …of being insensitive to struggling taxpayers no matter how much more efficient and inexpensive their demands are compared to the Board’s budget!
Timbered Classrooms wishes the communities well, hopes for a robust turnout – whatever one’s views….
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson