The schools are bribing Acton parents with free babysitting so they can attend Monday and Tuesday night's Town Meeting.
This year's school assessment is expected to be a close vote because the Board of Selectmen, for the first time, have voted not to recommend the school assessment. (See http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/selectmen-vote-not-recommend-scho...).
In response, the schools have unleashed a public-relations campaign to convince voters, specifically parents, to attend Town Meeting and support the school assessment, which is Acton's share of the budget. (See http://www.actonforum.com/blogs/allenn/schools-mislead-pr-effort). As one PTO email put it, "The more parents of school-aged children who attend, the more likely the school budget will pass."
In this earlier article, we complained that the schools, through several of their PTO organizations, were using school and taxpayer resources in order to influence the outcome of the Town Meeting vote....
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