Chariho School Parents’ Forum

May 21, 2007

Why did Westerly vote “no” for the bond

Filed under: Uncategorized — Editor @ 7:17 pm

Look at this flyer (images below) and the answer is clear.  However, the editorial in today’s Westerly Sun missed an important point.  The editorial said that finding cost saving consolodations (such as using town maintance departments to handle the school) may change the results of the next vote.  I have to disagree. 

While those changes are good and will help, not until we curb runaway spending that voters find offensive will the voters agree to more spending.  As one voter told me recently, “I have no voice at the school, the only voice I have is my vote.  That is why I vote “no.” 

Perhaps a similar analysis for Charho is in order.  As an example, DID YOU KNOW that teachers at Chariho in their first 10 years of their career will receive annual raises between 6.7 and 21.2%?  Did you recieve a raise anywhere near that amount last year? 




1 Comment »

  1. […] Where are the taxpayer groups? Filed under: bond — Bill Felkner @ 11:41 am Last year, the Westerly School lost its vote for a bond in large part due to the efforts of RISC – a taxpayer group representing the south shore area. They did this by producing a flyer showing how ineffective and inefficient the spending was at the school.  We posted the flyer at that time. […]

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