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Letters to the Editor

January 2, 2014

Attend School and Town District Meetings

Attend School and Town District Meetings

On December 2, 2013, Ms. Donna Green, the Town of Sandown’s Representative to the Timberlane

Regional School District Budget Committee, reported to the Sandown Board of Selectmen on the progress of the school district budget committee. She informed the Board of Selectmen of her concerns with the rising school budget for the 2014-15 school year, and provided information on specific areas where she and her fellow Sandown Representative, Cathleen Gorman, had requested reductions.

The Sandown Board of Selectmen appreciates the information reported to them and encourages the work of Ms. Green and Ms. Gorman in promoting the continued active community participation in the

School District’s budget planning process. All Sandown residents do not have the time to attend the public meetings held by the budget committee and are encouraged to view them on the Timberlane

School District website.

Ms. Green encouraged Sandown residents to attend the Deliberative Session on Thurs., February 6, at the Timberlane Performing Arts Center in Plaistow, at 7:00 p.m. The School District budget makes up the majority of the taxes paid by Sandown residents and this is the only time changes can be made to the budget. The Timberlane Budget Committee has proposed a 66.5 million dollar budget for the 2014- 2015 school year.

The Sandown Board of Selectmen encourages Sandown residents to attend this meeting and also attend the Sandown Deliberative Session on Sat., February 1, to discuss the Town of Sandown portion of the 2014-2015 budget.

Together, the school district budget and the town of Sandown budget will determine the tax rate for property taxes next year.

Town of Sandown Board of Selectmen

Thomas Tombarello, Chairman

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