Budget debate dominates PTA forum
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On the whole, though, more agreement than contention was in evidence under the yellow lights of the gym at the Hastings Academy, and audience members, holding their applause at the urging of Marion Fleming, a moderator provided by the Central Nassau League of Women Voters, was given a lot to think about.
Taylor: Supports the plan “100 percent.” She feels it’s the “best, most responsible way to handle the budget.” She mentioned that as a taxpayer herself, she expects to have trouble paying the extra money, but says that although she is sensitive to these problems, she feels that the tax increases are about more than education. “This affects home values too. Even for people who don’t have kids in the schools,” Taylor said.
Clark: Supports the plan. “I understand it’s expensive,” she said. “I work full-time, so do my husband [and] my kids, and we are barely making it. But Baldwin is the second-lowest-spending district; we’re already very lean. This is the best way to handle it.”