While I know there were many people who voted against the budget because they wanted more money for education, there’s no sense arguing that a majority of those who voted are not looking for more cuts. Obviously, given the margin, there’s no other way to analyze what happened.
But I still believe a large majority in this town opposes more education cuts. That they didn’t vote is a testament to the price of inattentiveness. And now their kids will pay the price.
Still, I’d like to see the town council focus its attention in areas other than education. Replace fewer curbs, pave fewer streets, postpone sensible maintenance in the hope that next year will be better. Maybe if Joe Visconti hit a pothole or two he might see the need for the town to spend some money on municipal services.
Anyway, what’s done is done. Now we need to pressure the town council not to swing its ax at the schools again. Been there, done that. Focus on something else, guys and gals.