FRANKLIN, Mass.--()--The Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association (MSSAA) has voted unanimously to support a “No” vote on Ballot Question #3 in the coming election.
The organization which represents high school and middle school administrators acting at a recent meeting issued the following statement:
“It is obvious that the effect of the draconian cut in the revenue from the sales tax proposed in this question would have a disastrous effect upon all the institutions including our public schools. Public education in Massachusetts, already struggling with financial shortfalls, and facing increasing deficits as matters stand now, could not absorb the level of cutting that passage of this initiative would impose.
There is no question that there would be a major negative impact on our public school students. Similar impacts upon public safety and public infrastructure issues affecting students are also to be avoided.
The MSSAA recommends its member administrators make it as clear as possible to members of their communities that, in the present economy passage of this proposal would be irresponsible, since it would be ruinous to a state government that is already suffering from massive revenue shortfalls.
The Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators’ Association represents the interests of 1,200 principals and assistant principals in high schools and middle schools throughout the Commonwealth.