First, I would like to thank the five Wilton residents who showed up last Thursday night at Cider Mill to listen to Superintendent Kevin Smith present the proposed operating budget for the 2016-17 school year. Five. That’s not a typo.
It’s not my intent to preach here. I know we all have busy lives, and that for many, looking at the school budget is a “spring thing,” since the actual vote takes place in early May. I am also aware that many people were planning to watch the meeting either online, or on Channel 78 (unfortunately, we found out after the fact that the audio transmission of the meeting failed). But please humor me as I dwell on this for a moment, because I am concerned that the turnout at last week’s meeting may be a precursor for a low turnout when it is time to vote in May.