Published December 14, 2018
MELROSE — On Wednesday morning before schools opened across the city, members of the Melrose Education Association demonstrated their support for OneMelrose and the campaign to pass a Proposition 2 ½ override in April.
“It is never too early to do the necessary work of making sure that voters fully understand the issues and the urgency around this vote,” said Melrose Education Association President Lisa Donovan.
The Aldermen approved the Proposition 2 ½ override question for the April 2 ballot. The override will generate revenues needed to properly fund the public schools in Melrose.
“Student enrollment continues to increase, but revenue continues to decrease from both state and local sources,” Donovan said. “The override will make an important investment in our community.”
Donovan commended the work being done by the grassroots OneMelrose campaign and said that educators would be active in the campaign.
“We will be canvassing, phone banking, and attending house parties as well as other essential actions to ensure that the override is successful,” said Donovan. “The future of our schools and our students deserves nothing less.”
In the coming months, voters can expect to see educators fighting for the schools that the Melrose Community deserves.