EDITOR'S NOTE:  Both the PROPOSED and DEFAULT 2009-2010 Goffstown school budgets were the subject of much discussion and debate during the budget season, as yet another increase in both budgets was met with stiff resistance for the first time in years.  Below are numerous newspaper articles, video reproductions and editorials that appeared on the issue.  


January 23, 2009 - EDITORIAL
For School Board, Desperate Times Call For More Dirty Tricks

January 23, 2009 - LOCAL NEWS
Allard Says Budget Committee Member Not Legal

January 21, 2009 - GUEST EDITORIAL
Taxes and spending: Who has the money?

January 21, 2009 - LOCAL NEWS
Budget Committee slashes both School and Town proposed budgets

January 20, 2009 - LOCAL NEWS
SAU Superintendent apologizes for improper email

January 19, 2009 - GUEST EDITORIAL
Two Sides to Every Story

January 15, 2009 - GUEST EDITORIAL
Town and School Officials Out Of Touch With Dire Economic Realities Facing Town Residents

January 15, 2009 - LOCAL NEWS
Petition article will allow Budget Committee to set school budget

January 14, 2009 - LOCAL NEWS
Taxpayers tell School Board: ‘The well is dry’

January 11, 2009 - EDITORIAL
An open letter to the Goffstown School Board

January 4, 2009 - EDITORIAL
Cloutier calculations expose school waste

January 4, 2009 - EDITORIAL
Please support school petition article

December 24, 2008 - GUEST EDITORIAL
Did the School Board look out for your best interests?

December 24, 2008 - EDITORIAL
Stop School foxes from guarding their own henhouse

December 22, 2008 - EDITORIAL
Budget Committee caves in amid School tactics

December 22, 2008 - MEMBER EDITORIAL
How the School Board - and government - is ruining Goffstown

December 22, 2008 - MEMBER EDITORIAL
School budget continues to double every 10 years

January 30, 2009 - EDITORIAL
Kudos to the Goffstown Budget Committee
School Board spending machine finally reigned in

There is no way for us to adequately express our appreciation and gratitude as Goffstown residents to the Goffstown Budget Committee for their tireless and unwavering efforts on behalf of our beloved town's weary taxpayers in helping to secure a reduction in wasteful spending and a never-before-experienced level of relief for all of us.  What you, as a group, have managed to accomplish has not only never been done before in Goffstown, it has never even been tried. For that, we'd like to offer KUDOS to particular members of ...more >>

January 30, 2009 - GUEST EDITORIAL

In these dire economic times, we are seeing neighbors losing their jobs, and worse still, losing their homes. 
No one is going out on spending sprees right now, and neither should our town and school board! For our governing authorities to turn a blind eye to the economic realties facing the residents of Goffstown is both immoral and unconscionable. The only exception to the above is the courageous vote by the budget committee to reduce both budgets.  Not only are...more >>

Does the school board's budget contain "fluff"?

Cloutier calculations expose school waste
   Budget Committee 'warned' by Allard and Hart
   Tactics used to increase budget recommendation



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