Yes for Concord Kids launches website to boost referendum awareness

A group aiming to spread awareness about the Concord Community Schools referendum launched a website this week to raise awareness and make it easier to ask and answer questions from the community.

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 2:32 p.m.

Parents of Concord Community Schools students are banding together to campaign for the school's referendum.

Yes for Concord Kids formed about a month ago, member Kathy Schiavone said, but just launched a website this week.

"Our main purpose is communication," she said.

The group of about 17 hopes to spread the word about the school district's needs and its financial struggles while encouraging taxpayers to vote for a tax hike to help the schools in the May election.

Most of the questions the group fields through its website and Facebook page have to do with the cost of the referendum, Schiavone said.

"We understand, because we all have that same concern," she said.

But the increase in taxes is worth it if it helps Concord, she added.

The group is concerned about higher class sizes and out-of-date technology students are using because Concord doesn't have the money to fix these issues. They also want the school to be able to replace old buses and start building renovations that had to be postponed, the group said in a statement.

To find out more about the group or to ask questions about the referendum, visit the website, their Facebook page or email info@yesforconcordkids.org.


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