Tuesday, April 8, 2014 Town Meeting votes questioned.
In Acton, it has become conventional wisdom that the schools are supported by
parents who move to town to give their kids a great education and thus are
generally in favor of higher school spending.
These voters are somewhat balanced out by people who want to control rising property taxes. As our residents get older, some move away, others stay, but the "empty nesters" who remain are often concerned about our high property tax rate and want to see costs controlled.
Few Acton residents want to see the schools decline in any way, but there are legitimate differences of opinion about the role of property taxation for public schools and how much is enough....
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