Letter: Get involved(!) for the good of our schools

Posted 2/23/18

A wise man, Benjamin Franklin, once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” With the school budget a hot topic and a looming vote, we ask all Bristol and Warren …

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Letter: Get involved(!) for the good of our schools

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A wise man, Benjamin Franklin, once said, “An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.” With the school budget a hot topic and a looming vote, we ask all Bristol and Warren citizens to take notice. 

Long-term planning to fully fund our schools this year and in the years to come is the right investment in our future citizens and community members. Quality schools benefit all segments of our community, not just families with school age children.

This is an opportunity for positive leadership and creative, forward-thinking solutions, which doesn’t necessarily have to mean higher taxes.

Let’s be aware! Let’s get involved!  Let’s prioritize education!

Come join as our school budget is being discussed.

  • Monday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.; Mt. Hope H.S. cafeteria — School Committee Regular Business Meeting

  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m.; Bristol Town Hall — Bristol Town Council Meeting

  • Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m.; Mt. Hope H.S. auditorium — Joint Finance Committee budget discussion

  • Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m.; Warren Town H — Warren Town Council meeting

  • Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m.; Bristol Town Hall — Bristol Town Council meeting

  • Thursday, March 15, 7 p.m.; Mt. Hope H.S. auditorium — Joint Finance Committee budget vote.

Thank you.

The authors are members of Bristol Warren Community Advocates for Education.

Brian and Trish Willner

85 Kingswood Road, Bristol

Reuben and Carly Reich 

99 Aaron Ave., Bristol

Rob and Gwen Hancock

11 Juniper Court, Bristol

Patrick and Cady Harrington

13 Wheeler Ave., Bristol

Shannon Rozea

19 Sunnyside Ave., Bristol

Bart Ferris and Nina Murphy

142 High St., Bristol

Marny Kindness

11 Parker Ave., Warren

Sheila Dobbyn

15 Cottage St., Warren

Tom and Sally Deal

60 Sherman Ave., Bristol

Kim Fryling-Resare

7 Wayland Road, Bristol

Jen Devine

Bristol

Anne Bartoszuk

Warren

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