A Series of Events Unexpectedly Interrupted
I have been interrupted from recording this ongoing stream of consciousness by external events, one being that I must get a Kickstarter project going to finance hiring of the equity firm that I talked about in this post. My project has been approved by The Field and it was supposed to start on May 1st, but I have been overwhelmed by other things including the local elections and the disappointing representation that will be more of the same.
After asking many times over of many different leaders the whereabouts of the new school charter for the public to read, and receiving no answer, I figured out that the leaders had sent the charter to the Legislature, which meant it should be found on Maine Bill Search, by putting “ Boothbay “ into the Title field. l soon discovered that the new school charter repeals our local school charter and does not replace it so that our school system is entirely governed by state law, raising concerns over whether this might also affect our rights to a municipal vote over the 100-million-dollar-school.
I wrote to my Legislators making it an FOAA Request since my experience has been that is the way to get a response.
I wrote this:
This is an FOAA request for information pertaining to how I can submit testimony on LD 1786, HP 1149
What is called a new school charter for Boothbay is repealing our local school charter and replacing it with state statues which is worrisome.
To know what might be in our new school charter we have to read every state educational statute and probably other acts as well. The inhabitants of the community were not given the opportunity to weigh in on the charter, before it was delivered to the Legislature. I asked many times in the public forum in the Boothbay Register where the public might find the new school charter and read it but no answer was forthcoming and so I figured it out for myself that it would be found in a State Bill Search.
I have been independently studying the state statutes for many years, concentrating on the years since 1976 when our constitutional form of government was overwritten with the public-private corporate state. You can request the…