Monday, July 14, 2008

State doesn't help our schools

Wakefield would have appreciated some help from the state in this time of financial woes.

WAKEFIELD - There are no “gifts” from the state in the recently released Cherry Sheet, listing local aid and assessment figures for Fiscal Year 2009 which began on July 1. The $28.233 billion state budget was signed yesterday by Governor Deval Patrick (see separate story).
“There are really no surprises,” said Town Administrator Stephen P. Maio, who was expecting the numbers that were released.
The budget numbers drew a sharp rebuke from Selectman Chairman Betsy Sheeran, particularly with regard to the continued school aid funding gap.
$28 billion and none of it could have gone to our painfully under-funded public schools?

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