Category: Letters to the Editor Archive

Vague and Useless – By Valerie Nye

Board of Finance member Ona Nejdl [“Self-Preservation the Goal?”] and Selectman Carol Walter [“Couldn’t Vote to Approve”] wrote March 17 in opposition to Clinton’s Board of Education (BOE) budget. They annually advocate voting down our education budget, regardless of...

A Collective Voice

 Welcome back to school, Clinton! This is one of my favorite times of year, full of promise and excitement as everyone gets back to the important work of educating our children. I am looking forward to an exciting and...

Step Up and Actively Advocate

On May 13, the Clinton school budget was narrowly defeated at referendum by 140 votes. This represents only five percent of approximately 2,800 votes cast. However about 5,000 eligible voters didn’t even cast a ballot. As a Clinton parent...

Vote with Fairness

We all know there ar no public budget referendums on federal or state taxes, or the tax you pay on your dishwasher, pair of shoes, or Lexus. You can’t vote on the taxes on gas that runs your car...

Schools Need to Compete

If we want a community to thrive, we need to attract families, and if we want to attract families, then our school system, like any business, needs to compete. No Main Street will thrive without the support of families,...

Diversity of Experience

When you think about the important work the Board of Education does and the various constituencies it answers to, it becomes clear that diversity is essential to its success. A brief survey of the Board of Education here in...