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leroy
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

1238 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2017 :  7:18:17 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

https://eastontownma.documents-on-demand.com/Document/d8f42cc3-7e2d-e611-9e45-001fbc00ed84/Special%20Town%20Override%20June%2007,%202016.pdf

these are the numbers the groupies would be up against. a 1300 or so anti override
margin. throw out the frothingham vote which was a bigger margin against. that should
not have even been on the ballot. this would be an average year and the same voters
give or take a few hundred or less will show up. barring a stable, intelligent voice
with some sales ability which I have yet to see they don't have a chance. you are correct
that there are no restrictions in future years. it becomes just an addition to the total
levy in perpetuity as opposed to a debt exclusion.
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lllr
Senior Member -- More than 400 posts

889 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2017 :  06:32:48 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

Nick,

With the exception of a debt exclusion, after the first year there is no guarantee of spending with any kind of override, tiered or not. The only requirement is that the money be spent as outlined in the override budget presented at Town Meeting the first year. That said I think a community would be outraged if for example on a tiered override they supported additional teachers at the high school on an override and one year later the additional teachers were gone and another initiative that failed like fully funded full day kindergarten was funded instead. With a tiered approach it is much easier to hold our elected officials accountable in my opinion. Again in my opinion, the reason folks oppose tiered overrides is to limit peoples choice and force through less popular portions of an override by lumping things in one package.
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Sunnyday
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

1281 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  09:17:31 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

Agree Carol. Dr. Keough himself was fine with the lesser amount but he WAS the one who pushed the Free Full Day K to begin with. Even with the "lesser amount" this Free Full Day K was still part of the override. I do not understand this at all. If the main focus was smaller classrooms and more SPED services, which it SHOULD BE, then why not pull the Free F.D.K OUT of the original Override and make it a separate vote?

I will tell you why, because as far as I can see this F.F.D.K WAS the MAIN focus in the first place; If it was not then there would not have been such an issue with the tiered approach. Some were fearful if they did not go "all in" they would lose the kindergarten fight so they put all their chips on the table, and lost.

I want a School Committee that listens to the residents and stops acting like they know best. Vote Munroe and Weintraub.
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leroy
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

1238 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  12:17:29 PM  Show Profile  REPLY
See me on Sunday's or be sure to mention my name
I promise you will be taken very good care of!

Free Full Day Kare.
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TWMSeven11
Senior Member -- More than 400 posts

845 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  1:25:46 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

Kim, I'm assuming your voting for yourself but do you have any thoughts on the other finance committee candidates? If you don't feel like sharing, I completely understand.
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Laura
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

USA
1553 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  3:46:15 PM  Show Profile  REPLY
See me on Sunday's or be sure to mention my name
I promise you will be taken very good care of!

Feel free to write me in!

Laura
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JerseySurf
Senior Member -- More than 400 posts

411 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  4:27:04 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

quote:
Originally posted by Laura

Feel free to write me in!





For which position? "all of the above" ?
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Laura
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

USA
1553 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  5:11:15 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

finance committee.

quote:
Originally posted by JerseySurf

quote:
Originally posted by Laura

Feel free to write me in!





For which position? "all of the above" ?


Laura
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Burt
Administrator

USA
16770 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  5:39:20 PM  Show Profile  REPLY
See me on Sunday's or be sure to mention my name
I promise you will be taken very good care of!

quote:
Originally posted by Laura

Feel free to write me in!


You have my vote. I'm not voting for any of the single interest high economic ranking allied alliance people.

--Burt Lewis
EastonMass.com
@EastonMass
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JoJo
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

1125 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  6:23:29 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

quote:
Originally posted by Burt

quote:
Originally posted by Laura

Feel free to write me in!


You have my vote. I'm not voting for any of the single interest high economic ranking allied alliance people.

Burt I would have to hear her on your podcast before I voted for her.
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Burt
Administrator

USA
16770 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  6:36:52 PM  Show Profile  REPLY
See me on Sunday's or be sure to mention my name
I promise you will be taken very good care of!

quote:
Originally posted by JoJo
Burt I would have to hear her on your podcast before I voted for her.


No problem. Laura call me tomorrow around noon or Saturday from 10 to 5.

--Burt Lewis
EastonMass.com
@EastonMass
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Burt
Administrator

USA
16770 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  6:47:41 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

quote:
Originally posted by Burt

quote:
Originally posted by JoJo
Burt I would have to hear her on your podcast before I voted for her.


No problem. Laura call me tomorrow around noon or Saturday from 10 to 5.


Update, Laura will be doing a podcast with me on Saturday.

--Burt Lewis
EastonMass.com
@EastonMass
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Laura
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

USA
1553 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  6:50:28 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

Yes but not to get JoJos vote.


Laura
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toto
Senior Member -- More than 400 posts

USA
816 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  7:02:28 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

I'll write you in Laura. Can we do something like that? Are you just kidding?
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JoJo
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

1125 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2017 :  7:07:02 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

quote:
Originally posted by Laura

Yes but not to get JoJos vote.



That's childish, stay on FB if you are going to be like that.
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Laura
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

USA
1553 Posts

Posted - 04/21/2017 :  5:10:08 PM  Show Profile  REPLY

The joke I was trying to make was that I am happy to do the podcast, and not because I am trying to get your vote.

Was being more cryptic than childish I hope.

quote]Originally posted by JoJo

quote:
Originally posted by Laura

Yes but not to get JoJos vote.



That's childish, stay on FB if you are going to be like that.
[/quote]

Laura
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Sunnyday
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

1281 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2017 :  08:42:00 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

I will most certainly vote for Laura Fogel 5 Chickadee Lane for finance committee!! I think she would be fabulous! Everyone needs to write her in but make sure you also write her address...
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Laura
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

USA
1553 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2017 :  06:37:25 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

Hi JoJo!

Laura
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JoJo
Advanced Member - More than 1000 posts

1125 Posts

Posted - 04/25/2017 :  07:06:17 AM  Show Profile  REPLY

quote:
Originally posted by Laura

Hi JoJo!

Laura, I have to admit I have been impressed with the amount of people standing and holding signs the past couple of weeks, good job, now everyone get out and VOTE!
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