Moving Newton Forward

Enough is Enough!

Resources

Out-of-district Model

Those who would like to see how Joshua derived his numbers regarding the net cost to Newton taxpayers of non-resident kids as well as the value we provide Boston by educating their kids in our school system can refer to this Excel spreadsheet:
http://movingnewtonforward.org/resources/Out-of-District%20Model.xlsx

Proposition 2½

Proposition 2½, passed by the legislature in 1980 in response to a voter initiative to ease the tax burden on citizens, limits the taxes that can be demanded by municipal governments. Paragraphs (g) and (i) especially relate to Newton's override proposals.
http://www.malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleIX/Chapter59/Section21c

This Wikipedia entry explains Proposition 2½ in more common language.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposition_2%C2%BD

The Massachusetts Division of Local Services has developed this primer to guide local officials through the mechanics of Proposition 2½.
http://www.mass.gov/dor/docs/dls/publ/misc/levylimits.pdf

Here's a longer version of the same document.
http://www.cltg.org/Primer-Prop.pdf

TThe Massachusetts Department of Revenue has collected history regarding Proposition 2½ override attempts.
http://www.mass.gov/dor/local-officials/municipal-data-and-financial-management/data-bank-reports/proposition-2-12.html

In 1982 the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development suggested how school systems could implement the discipline demanded by Proposition 2½.
http://www.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/journals/ed_lead/el_198201_collins.pdf

In 2010 Citizens for Limited Taxation celebrated 30 years of Proposition 2½.
http://www.cltg.org/cltg/Prop_2/index.htm

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