In Hillsboro it is the School Superintendent! Page one of this week’s Messenger has a story entitled: Back from the Dead. I urge everyone to read it here.
Apparently, the voters of Hillsboro-Deering School District voted down, 314 yes to 436 no, a bond of $700 K last year. Now the Messenger reports that, “School Superintendent Robert Hassett proposed simply putting the $72,807 lease payments in the operating budget, thus avoiding voter approval altogether. As he told the Board, “Whether a bond or a lease, if you put this to a vote, you will loose.”
The audacity of the School Superintendent! SCREW YOU VOTERS…JUST COERCE THE SCHOOL BOARD TO PLACE IT IN THE BUDGET AND APPROVE IT!
The fact that the school board members are in favor of such a tactic is outrageous!
Be prepared Henniker voters. We will be place under a similar ultimatum with the new teachers contract next March. There are no signs, as of yet, that the current board will get tough in negotiating a reduction of some of the benefits in the new teacher’s contract. So unless we voters get organized, no alternative to the negotiated contract will be available.
Time to meet is now…