After two failed budget referendums, the RSU 16 School Committee is about to add in expenses that were taken out of the compromise reached for the second vote, raising the budget request to more than was voted down in that second vote. By a two-to-one margin, voters made it clear that the budget was too high.
The School Committee could offer high budgets indefinitely, with vote after vote giving the budget a no, and still spend the amount asked for in the second referendum — even though it was voted down in all three towns.
If that is democracy, who needs it?
Shame on RSU law that allows that, and shame on the school committee for allowing that to go on.
Ollie Emery, Mechanic Falls