Trash Talk in North
us once, shame on you! Fool us twice, shame on us!
Try to fool us every year what do you think we
are, stupid? Every year the school-spending crowd
predicts disaster if taxes or fees are not increased.
Cancel AP classes, no art or music, 30 teachers fired, 36
kids in a class, and loss of accreditation
just a sample of the predicted disasters if North
Andovers Special Town Meeting on July 10th
doesnt approve a new trash tax.
But hold on. Didnt this same crowd predict similar
disasters in past years that never materialized?
Didnt they say there would be 23 teacher layoffs
this year due to the first $1.4 million reduction in
their requested budget? What teacher cuts actually
occurred? Only 1.5 teachers were cut and those could have
been avoided. Now they are threatening another 28
teacher cuts if the trash tax isnt passed at this
But School Committeeman Chuck Ormsby has outlined a plan
that avoids any teacher cuts, adds six halftime dedicated
reading instructors for kindergarten and first grade, and
ends up with a reserve of $100K to protect against
Special Education and utility overruns. No loss of
classes, no huge class sizes, no risk of losing
accreditation, and no trash taxes or the cost or hassle
of buying trash bags.
Dont let them fool you! Attend the July 10th
Special Town Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the High School and
Arrive early. Vote it down early. Go home early. And
enjoy the trash service you are already paying for!
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