Page 2 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 7, 2019 YMCA of Metro North’s 35th annual charity golf tournament T he YMCA of Metro North hosted this year’s Fore the Kids Golf Tournament to benefit the Y’s youth programs, on Monday, June 3. The Y welcomed nearly 100 golfers to the exclusive Kernwood Country Club for the 35th year of this prestigious event. This year’s tournament raised $52,000 to help support local youngsters who couldn’t otherwise afford to attend the Y’s Day Camp and Y Academy programs. The YMCA of Metro North thanks title sponsor Northshore Bank for their generous sponsorship of this event. “This event combines a day on the golf course with the spirit of giving,” said YMCA of Metro North President/CEO Kathleen Walsh. “Since every dollar ASKS | from page 1 we approached are dodging our questions and not returning calls, we’ll ask a few questions publicly this week and see if we can get some answers for our readers. tell and Deb Young – who won first place in the tournament with a round of 63, 7 under par. The second-place winners – Paul Gorman, Tom Fabrizzio, Victor Grasso and John Morris – hailed from the Southshore YMCA and scored a round of 64. Other notable winners from the day include Closest to the Pin winner Bob Batten, Men’s Longest Drive winner James Alfonso and Women’s Longest Drive winner the Y’s own Kathleen Casey. “We are extremely fortunate The team from Borislow Insurance who won this year’s tournament. Shown from left to right are Deb Young, Jennifer Borislow and Paul Mantell. (Courtesy Photo) raised supports our scholarship program, this timing aligns well with our camp requests.” The tournament consistQ: Are Saugus Public Schools better off with or without their 21 school custodians? And why? Q: Has the Saugus School Committee done its due diligence on this issue? Q: How did this issue arise? What is driving this quest for Lawrence A. Simeone Jr. Attorney-at-Law ~ Since 1989 ~ * Corporate Litigation * Criminal/Civil * MCAD * Zoning/Land Court * Wetlands Litigation * Workmen’s Compensation * Landlord/Tenant Litigation * Real Estate Law * Construction Litigation * Tax Lein * Personal Injury * Bankruptcy * Wrongful Death * Zoning/Permitting Litigation 300 Broadway, Suite 1, Revere * 781-286-1560 Lsimeonejr@simeonelaw.net ed of 18 holes, scramble shotgun tee off–style and concluded with lunch, raffles and words from the YMCA of Metprivatization of the custodians? Q: Are the custodians not doing their jobs? Are the schools not being maintained properly? Or are you considering this just because the school superintendent and/or the town manager think it’s the way to go? Q: Is the town strapped financially? And is this being seen by town officials outside the School Department as an easy way to cut cost? Q: If privatizing of custodians is such a great idea, why aren’t public officials speaking out on the issue publicly and letting the public know why it’s such a great idea? Q: Are you confident that dumping the custodians will save the town money in the long run and that Saugus Public Schools will get the same quality of custodial service or better than what they are getro North Leadership. Congratulations to the team from Borislow Insurance – Mark Guanya, Jennifer Borislow, Paul Manting now? Q: Are you confident that the children of Saugus Public Schools will be in safe hands, coming into contact with strangers that the town might know nothing about? Q: Have you consulted with officials in other school districts about the true track record of privatizing school custodians, in places where it has worked and in places where it hasn’t worked? And if so, why hasn’t this information been shared and discussed in public forums? Q: Will the Saugus Public Schools wind up paying for additional contract services to fill the void left by the current custodians, who might perform duties that might not be in the job description? Q: Did the town receive a study or report done by a consulting group which questions the rationale for privatizing custodial services? If so, why wasn’t it made public? Q: Are you willing to have the to have such generous members, donors and supporters for our golf fundraiser,” said Golf Chairperson Paul Mantell. “All of the net proceeds go directly to support families and children in our summer camp and summer aquatics programs.” courage of your convictions and go home and sleep well, knowing that you made a decision that you believe was in the best interests of Saugus Public Schools, the town and the children of Saugus? And when you take the official vote that determines whether custodians stay or are replaced, will you look the public in the eye and explain why you voted the way you did? We welcome responses to these and other questions from the five School Committee members and the public. Please send your responses to Mark E. Vogler, Editor, The Saugus Advocate at mvoge@comcast.net. Make the call or email them if you want your voice heard For our readers who prefer to let the individual School Committee members know how they feel on this issue, here is how you can contact them: Jeannie Meredith, School Committee chair Phone: 781-307-3402 Email: jmeredith@Saugus.k12. ma.us $3.39 $2.55 GALLON GALLON We accept: MasterCard * Visa * & Discover Price Subject to Change without notice 100 Gal. Min. 24 Hr. Service 781-286-2602 Linda Gaieski Phone: 781-233-8827 Email: lgaieski@saugus.k12. ma.us Marc Magliozzi Phone: 781-307-1816 Email: mmagliozzi@saugus.k12. ma.us Elizabeth Marchese, School Committee vice-chair Phone: 781-632-7136 Email: emarchese@saugus.k12. ma.us Lisa Morgante Phone: 781-249-4559 Email: lmorgante@saugus.k12. ma.us

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