Pittsfield Candidate Roundtable To Focus On Education Funding

Aug 21, 2018

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Melissa Babcock grew up in Pittsfield, went to Pittsfield schools, and now she's the elementary school's PTO president.

But the school district's tighter budgets and cuts to staff and programs have her worried.

That's why, after a forum about how state funding works for local districts in June, she and others wanted to do something about it.

The PTO and a group called Pittsfield Listens organized a roundtable to talk with candidates running for state legislature.

Babcock says she wants to ask candidates what they think should be done about education funding.

"[We’re] looking for some help, and some answers and a solution. A long-term, big solution,” she said. “We can't do this alone."

The event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Pittsfield Elementary School.