Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Working for Fair Funding

On Monday I convened a meeting at Rowley Town Hall to discuss issues relating to educational funding for the Triton Regional School District and others, the status of our state’s financial condition, education reform and economic development.

A major concern shared by all in attendance was the extremely adverse impact of Ch.29, S.9C cuts to regional school transportation aid enacted by Governor Patrick.

The meeting was well attended, and participants included members of the Rowley and Newbury boards of Selectmen, the Triton Regional School Committee, and a substantial number of interested citizens.

We had a productive dialogue and exchange of ideas which I believe will lead to some action steps in the near future. Thanks to everyone who participated, I look forward to continuing to work with you to promote the prosperity of our state and the fair, adequate and sustainable funding of education.