On Thursday, June 14th the School Committee of the Town of Stoneham unanimously passed a resolution calling on the state legislature and Governor to support legislation that would raise significant new revenue for locally-provided services while doing so in a way that would protect low- and middle-income families and seniors from big increases. The School Committee joined the Board of Selectmen in Stoneham, which had passed a similar resolution just two days earlier.
Stoneham has lost almost $1.8 million - or 36% - of their local aid over the last four years due to state budget cuts. This has obviously hurt services throughout Stoneham - including the schools. We need to raise new revenue and invest in our communities if Massachusetts is to remain a great place to live, work and raise a family. Congratulations to the Stone School Committee for recognizing that!