We used our editorial page today to talk about what is going on in the Rose Tree Media School District when it comes to their budget.
First, you need to know a few things about RTM. They have one of the most rabid, vocal group of budget hawks I have ever encountered.
So I was most interested to see what the reaction would be when the school board this year asked the Penn Project for Civic Engagement to come in an hold a series of public hearings to engage the public on this year's budget process, which once again this year calls for a hefty tax increase.
The result was somewhat surprising. Most of the residents came to the conclusion that taxes indeed would have to go up. Even more surprising was the number of those who attended who said they were willing to pay higher taxes to protect the education afforded to RTM students.
You can read the editorial here.