Dover council wants meeting with Scho...

Dover council wants meeting with School Board over surplus funds

There are 1 comment on the Foster's Daily Democrat story from Sep 18, 2012, titled Dover council wants meeting with School Board over surplus funds. In it, Foster's Daily Democrat reports that:

Following an inquiry regarding which items were and weren't presented to the School Board for purchase approval, a firestorm has begun swirling around the school budget once again with city councilors asking for a meeting with board members to discuss the discovery of surplus funds.

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Berwick, ME

#1 Sep 18, 2012
Gee, it would have been nice to know about an expected surplus during the budget negotiations. Instead, the school board and administration had parents, students, ROTC members, and teachers very upset, many of them in tears while speaking at the public hearings. All of them seemed angry enough to lynch the city council unless they voted to override the city's spending cap. The city council (rightfully) held the line and did not crumble under the pressure.

In the end, Dover kids got their new text books after all. They also got some nice new football helmets, a car lift for the auto-shop and lots of other goodies totaling approx $687,000!!

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