Quick note from a rest stop on the Mass Pike, heading back to Ridgewood...
One of the things the BOE is wrestling with is -- should we go with a waiver to raise taxes above the 4% cap, in order to reduce so e of the cuts in the school budget? I'm getting emails all day on both sides.
Many parents say "do it" -- they're willing to pay another 1% or 2% to "keep our schools great."
some other parents are saying "no way!" we can't afford any more taxes!
Others worry about seniors and others on a fixed income.
Others say grow the budget as much as possible now, so that when Trenton imposes the 2.5% "hard" cap next year, we'll have a larger base budget from which to start.
Still others say raise taxes more ONLY if there is some concession from teachers.
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