Letter: Vote yes on Question 2 for school funding

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“As a student, I deserve a chance to succeed and that requires more resources, better books, better materials, and enough supplies. This initiative will help all students in Maine so we all have a fair shot at a good future.”

That’s what my daughter Elise said when I told her about Question 2, the referendum to help fund public schools.

The proposal is a 3 percent surcharge on the incomes of the wealthiest Mainers. It won’t apply to individuals who make less than $200,000 a year; those who do would pay an additional $30 for every $1,000 they earn above $200,000. For students that means $157 million for our public schools. Supporting our schools helps us all, not only as parents and taxpayers, but as Mainers. There is no better investment than our kids and our schools.

Join with us in voting yes on Question 2.

Teresa Gillis, School Board member