Thursday, January 17, 2013

Letter Read to the School Board from the WSB

Letter read to the Fall Mountain Regional School Board on January 14, 2013 from the Walpole Site Based Committee

Good evening.  My name is Sarah Manning.  I am a representative and chairperson for the Walpole School Site-Based Committee. 

At our January 2, 2013, meeting, the Walpole Site-Based Committee discussed the school district’s proposed school budget and teachers’ contract.  The committee commends the school staff, administration and school board for presenting to the residents of the Fall Mountain Regional School District with a fair and reasonable 2013-2014 school budget. 

We understand the difficult situation you were all placed in, when the district lost over $400,000.00 dollars in state equitable aid.  We understand that the proposed budget is not driven by increased expenditures, but the loss of revenues.  I am sure difficult decisions were made by all of you in this process.  We appreciate that you are all being fiscally responsible to the tax players, yet ensuring that our children have a quality educational experience.

The site-based committee will promote the passage of the proposed budget and teachers’ contract.  If we can assist the school board in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Thank you for all of your hard work.