I watched Gov. Chris Sununu on television signing the budget at the Franklin Middle School library. This one-time favor to the city of Franklin and other communities fixes nothing.
The school funding problem is a state problem, and placating communities with a token one-time payment will not fix anything. We’ll be back with the same issues next year, which also happens to be an election year for the governor.
Please take the time to read David Coursin’s excellent “My Turn” of Sept. 27, which clearly lays out the recent budgeting process that has brought us to where we are in this budget cycle.
School funding must be solved on the state level. We cannot continue to put the burden for educating all of the state’s children on individual communities. Until we alter our system to be an umbrella funding mechanism for all communities, we will never be free of this battle.