An increase of 8.75 percent over [the current] budget is what the Board of Education decided upon, based on the best information available to them at the time. I think at this time we, as the voters who elected this board, should rely on their experience and expertise to fulfill their obligation to both taxpayers and the students of Monroe.

The reason we joined our efforts is to help promote fitness. We formed a partnership with the mall last year to host quarterly programs like Heart & Sole in order to encourage an awareness of good health habits.