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Methuen Education Association
August 2016
Dear Members,
This fall we will be working on the Ballot Initiative #2 which is to raise the cap on charter schools. This will devasate our school budget because the funding for charter schools comes directly out of our budget and allocated to the charter schools. We need to encourage voters to vote no on Ballot #2. Methuen already spent $750,000 for Methuen students who attended charters schools in Lawrence. For students attending Lawrence Voc Tech, Methuen will have to pay $21,000 per student and Essex Aggie $19,000 per student. However, Methuen is only spending approximately $14,000 for each Methuen Public School student. Hardly a healthy budget! We may need your help in preventing this ballot from passing.


In solidarity,
Donna Gogas & Carl Fowler
MEA Co-Presidents
MEA Office: 978-258-7766

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