Belmont’s public library is only one of many elements of life in Belmont that will be impacted if the April override fails. But it’s one that is close to my heart and improves quality of life for residents of all ages. Join me in voting “yes” on April 6 to preserve library services.
Belmont resident and music teacher Mike Reavey writes asking residents to “support the override to give our young learners the opportunity to build their identity through music, the arts, and other programs that could suffer setbacks.“
“I know how cathartic a ‘no’ vote might feel after a year of seemingly endless restrictions,” writes Belmont’s Justin Hard. “Please resist that urge. Instead, let’s keep our wits about us and put enough gas in the proverbial tank to get us across the COVID-19 divide and into 2022 and beyond. Vote ‘yes’ ‘ on the override on April 6.”
Overrides don’t just fill in our town’s economic gaps; they make it possible to hire new teachers, who in turn enrich our students’ lives.
The following opinion was shared on the Belmontonian on February 22, 2021. I have been a public-school educator for the past 22 years and currently work as a middle school special educator. I have two children at Butler […]
The following Guest Commentary was published in the Belmont Citizen Herald online February 23, 2021 and also in the February 25 print edition. We are writing as mother and daughter who want to preserve for our children and […]
We understand if you are frustrated with aspects of school during the pandemic, but please do not direct this frustration toward a vote that will further harm our students.
The following GuestCommentary was published in the Belmont Citizen Herald online February 9, 2021 and is also in the February 10 print edition. When we’re frustrated with the schools and the town and feel like the pandemic has […]
I want the children currently in school here to have the same chance for a quality education and all the experiences that lay a solid foundation for adulthood. But there’s a real danger of that not being possible if we voters don’t support the override in April.