Friday, June 6, 2008

"I want to get people energized"

Posted Jun 06, 2008 @ 12:48 AM


Not willing to accept the loss of 17 teachers, chorus and 24 courses at Franklin High School, students have launched an online campaign on Facebook to rally behind a $2.8 million tax override.

They have shed tears over the prospect of losing their favorite teachers and classes - particularly the music program - opined about their constitutional right to pursue happiness, held pro-override signs, and argued the merits of passing two consecutive overrides.

Last year, Franklin voters approved a $2.7 million override to prevent massive layoffs, though the School Department's budget was still insufficient to avoid handing out some pink slips, school officials have said.

At least 158 people, mostly high school students and recent graduates, have signed on as members of Vote Override: Save FHS, 75 of whom have committed to vote for the override on Tuesday, said group administrator Maxwell Morrongiello.

Read the full story in the Milford Daily News here

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