Dias wants to finish financial work

Dias wants to finish financial work

SCITUATE – Carolyn Dias, Democrat, is seeking another term on the Scituate School Committee to use her experience to eliminate the remaining deficit and address fiscal challenges presented by COVID-19, she said. “I believe this great town can have the best schools in the state.”

During her term on the Scituate School Committee beginning in 2018, schools received financial support to improve programs that would provide a competitive edge over other districts, she said, and due to modest increases and the elimination of wasteful spending, the school deficit was dramatically reduced from $1.2 million to $320,000.

She said, “Starting in 2010, Scituate schools were level-funded until 2014. Small increases were budgeted to schools through 2017. The average annual increase was less than 1 percent during this time period and teachers didn’t receive instructional tools including technology to adequately serve children. Scituate schools – once considered the best in the state – fell to the middle of the pack.”