August 11, 2020

SOS: 8/5 Selectmen’s Meeting


The meeting tonight showed progress towards a stronger relationship between the Rehoboth Board of Selectmen and the Regional School Committee.
Chairman Schwall and Chairperson Cooper discussed a compromise decision between the two groups that cannot yet be publicized until it is finalized. The conversation is up in the air, but involves reduced budgets from both the town services side and the school side. In a show of good faith, Selectmen Costello was appointed as the new Liaison between the School Committee and the Board of Selectmen, replacing Schwall.

Save Our Schools encourages the public’s attendance at Wednesday’s School Committee Special Meeting addressing the FY20 Budget Crisis. It is yet to be determined if the bulk of the School Committee’s discussion will be during an Executive Session or a public meeting, but we are hoping the School Committee will include the public in this conversation. Because this is a compromised decision, no party will be completely happy with the outcome. The show of good faith from the BOS has been a long time coming. Hopefully it is continued in future discussions!

SOS Leadership Team


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