Tuesday, August 18, 2015

A letter from Dot Fitzgerald

   FROM MY PERSPECTIVE
 
Superintendent Richard Green and the School Committee met the town council's ultimatum to
lower their budget by $600,000.  In order to do that they, Mr. Green and the School Committee,
propose to use some of the savings from the construction of the gymnasium bond so as to not
raise real estate taxes.
 
Evidently the majority of Lisbon residents see nothing wrong with that as they have voted not once,
but twice, that the school budget is too low.
   
Mr. Green has gone over and above, to find ways to keep costs down and still keep the quality
of education and services for the Town of Lisbon and it's students. Yet some members of the
Town Council are not happy.
 
It would appear that Councilors Pesce, Bickford, Metivier, Crafts and Brunelle want to see  your
taxes and mine increase. If they get their way Mr. Green would have to make more cuts in the
education of our students, cuts in services, and most likely cuts in sports and art programs.
The quality of education would go down, but most important, the moral of the students would be
affected. 
 
The only way to resolve is this is that the town council agree to the proposed school budget at the
next public hearing.   
  
The Lisbon High School gymnasium is almost completed, below the amount that was expected,
at a cost saving to the people, and will be a wonderful addition to the town.
 
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, BUT TOWN COUNCILOR CHAIR DILLON PESCE, COUNCILORS
 
ROGER BICKFORD, CHRIS BRUNELLE,  DALE CRAFTS, AND ERIC METIVER REFUSE TO LISTEN! ! !
 
Dot Fitzgerald
A Very Concerned Lisbon Citizen