SOS: Vote for Education
At last night's Special Town Meeting, everything went exactly as we expected it to.
The School Committee explained their situation, including the $60,000 increase in the minimum local contribution requirement from DESE. The Finance Committee stood behind their vote to disapprove of Article 2. The Board of Selectmen reiterated that they were only supporting the "compromise" as written in the warrant.
Then, the Moderator opened discussion and debate. Names were called out, boards and committees were accused of wrongdoing, and laws were interpreted and obscured in many different ways. Misinformation was spread and confidences were scattered. Honestly, we at Save Our Schools did not expect anything different.
We are taking this time to again ask for your support in the article being presented at the Two-Town Meeting this Saturday. Save Our Schools is solid in its position: we should have had this meeting back in the summer to support the 1.32% increase, and we should support the budget approved by the School Committee now to do our best, as voters, to keep control of our budget in the hands of the towns and to prevent any further decreases that could be (more) detrimental to the education of DR students.
The Save Our Schools Dighton-Rehoboth PAC works to support Dighton-Rehoboth schools by:
Ensuring a fully-funded budget,
Spreading awareness and understanding of district needs,
Safeguarding the highest quality education possible for our students
Holding our elected officials accountable,
and calling upon our Regional School Committee and both Boards of Selectmen to act in the best interests of the schools.
Please keep in mind that statements and opinions of former Save Our Schools contributors and volunteers do not reflect the position of SOS today. We hope to see district-wide cooperation to ensure our district remains fully-funded and united. See you all on Saturday.
SOS Leadership Team