- $491,170 SPENDING INCREASE IN REGION ONE EDUCATION BUDGET. VOTE NO!
Attached is the budget summary sent by Central Office and presented at the budget hearing. This is NOT a ZERO percent increase in spending. They expect to spend just under half a million dollars next year MORE than they did this year. Teachers cut, decreased enrollment, level of education declining, yet spending half a million more. VOTE NO!!
IT IS TIME ONCE AGAIN, TO VOTE NO ON THE REGION ONE BUDGET
With your NO vote we can send a vote of NO CONFIDENCE on Pam Vogel!
With your NO vote we can send a message of NO CONFIDENCE in the way the new grading system has been implemented!
With your NO vote we can send a message of NO CONFIDENCE on the new schedules
With your NO vote we can send a message to get rid of consent agendas which HIDE what is going on in Region One!
With you NO vote we can ask for cuts in the Central Office Budget and restore that money to EDUCATING our children!
Taxpayers can not afford to not vote NO on this budget at this time!!!
This budget vote is the last resort for public involvement in the educational future of students, teachers and taxpayers in Region One.
The Regional budget must be voted down. If (according to state law) that means cuts must be made, and a new budget presented, so be it! (Dollars are not the issue- leadership is.)
BUT we must make certain that future cuts are not directed at students. This budget already cuts teachers and includes savings in teacher health insurance. Yet the board proudly proclaims a “zero %” overall increase? Where are the increases then? More Central Office initiatives? It includes new positions in non certified technology expenditures, a bloated Central Office (What do all these high salaried positions produce?), what are our CABE expenditures? Please carefully look at this budget and ask questions. Questions about this budget abound. (Answers are few and far between.