In our school district, what I think is missing is clear, unbiased information presented in a more readily available, digestible way so that folks of all ages, with kids in our schools and without children or whose children may have graduated long ago, can understand why budget requests are made and their tax implications. The information is currently available, but only if you are willing to look for it. To me, that is unacceptable. Many people are completely unaware of the deliberative sessions or even this election for that matter.
I will do my best to provide a forum for gathering and sharing feedback with voters from both towns. I want to hear your concerns and your ideas for balancing the needs of our school district and our tax rates. Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to reach me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.