I am troubled by the declining participation of the Franklin budget in the school area.
Yes, the school budget increases year to year. The school enrollment has increased, the costs have, and yet since 2003 as outlined earlier, there have also been 80 plus positions eliminated from the school department. The positions affected all areas of the operation; teachers, administrators, custodians.
Now would be a good time for Franklin to step up to the plate and help turn the tide on the declining participation in the future of our children.
Note: These numbers come from the table found in the Executive Summary on page 1 of the Town Administrator's budget page (PDF) here. I used the Fiscal Year, School Budget, and Percent Local Funding columns to create this chart. If there are any errors, please let me know.
Be informed to cast your vote on June 10th