Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bridgewater Councillor Upset over Rising Education Costs

Its an increase at least one Bridgewater councillor isn't happy with. David Mitchell says he can't understand why the town is contributing $112,000 more than last year towards education in the province. The town's overall contribution is just over $1.7-million. He says it doesn't add up with so many cuts coming to the education system. Mitchell says he wants the government to be more transparent.
"I'd like to know where our money is going. If they want $1.7-million from the town of Bridgewater to go towards education, that's fine. Is 100% of that money going to education or is it going to fund other programs like lunch bags for children?"
Mitchell found out about the increased funding during an information session with council earlier this week.