Easton Library Faces Budget Cuts of $50K-$90K

Budget cuts of $50,000 to $80,000 means the Easton Public Library would lose a lot of what makes the library the center of the community. To be specific, the library would have to:

Lamont Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Budget Referendums

Governor Ned Lamont on May 1 issued Executive Order No. 7HH, barring towns and cities from holding budget referendums.

Titled Protection of Public Health and Safety during COVID-19 Pandemic and Response – Municipal Budget Adoption, Common-Interest Community Meetings, the bottom Continue reading “Lamont Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Budget Referendums”

Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget

To the Editor:

The Board of Finance should adopt the Board of Education’s budget proposal this year. Last year’s budget was not enough to sustain a complete and well rounded education for all students in our community.

Class size and staffing were two major concerns for our Continue reading “Board of Finance Should Adopt the Board of Education’s Proposed Budget”

Support for Easton Schools

To the Editor:

I want to extend my support for the students, educators, and Board of Education, and to urge you to pass this year’s proposed school and town budget.

Our two daughters went through the school system, and have always noted how lucky they were to have had the educational Continue reading “Support for Easton Schools”

Urges Board of Finance to Support Proposed Increase to the Education Budget

To the Editor:

I am a parent with two children in our public schools. I strongly urge the Board of Finance to support the proposed 4.24% increase to the education budget. It is my understanding that 77% of the proposed budget increase covers contractual obligations, leaving a paltry Continue reading “Urges Board of Finance to Support Proposed Increase to the Education Budget”

Support Proposed Board of Education Budget

To the Editor:

I am writing to support the Board of Education’s requested 4.24% increase.

I have lived in Easton since 1993 and am currently retired and no longer have children in our schools. However,  I still fully support the proposed Board of Education increase. This increase not Continue reading “Support Proposed Board of Education Budget”

Support the 4.24% Budget Increase

To the Editor:

I am in support of the 4.24% budget increase. My husband and I moved to Easton about three years ago because our belief was that Easton had a great school system for our daughter. Our daughter will be entering kindergarten at SSES in September 2020. The greatest service Continue reading “Support the 4.24% Budget Increase”

Response to Submission Titled ‘Easton Board of Education Budget and School Enrollment: A Budget Crisis’

To the Editor:

I just read the submission titled “Easton Board of Education Budget and School Enrollment: A Budget Crisis.” and I am utterly shocked how inaccurate and narrow-sighted the information is that was put forward in that piece.

While the the numbers and the graphs in the Continue reading “Response to Submission Titled ‘Easton Board of Education Budget and School Enrollment: A Budget Crisis’”

Support for the Proposed Board of Education Budget

To the Board of Finance, 

In this uncertain time, we need to restore our commitment to foundational beliefs about education. Class size should be small enough to optimize teaching and learning. Our schools should have properly staffed and full-time libraries. All children should Continue reading “Support for the Proposed Board of Education Budget”

No more cuts

To the Editor,

I have written many emails in the past expressing my support to increase the Board of Education budget. I often feel as though it has fallen on deaf ears since I very seldom have received a response back, so I will attempt to keep this short.

We are in unprecedented Continue reading “No more cuts”

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