Many have said that they thought the transition from three school committees to one would be rocky. They were right.
Acton voters have woken up to find out that some promises made to them at Town Meeting last year during the expanded regionalization debate were misleading at best. Projected savings that were discussed in terms of whether we should spend them or return them to taxpayers have completely disappeared and been replaced with higher costs that will require more taxpayer support than had we not fully regionalized.
And yet other promises were kept. Promises to increase school spending and provide new services are intact. There are several full and part-time additions to the staff that are "funded" by proposed reductions due to regionalization and enrollment declines.
The net result is that Acton will face a large assessment and tax increase, Boxborough will see their taxes decline, and the school will have another "investment" budget to feed its perceived growing mandates....
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