Page 8 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, June 14, 2019 VALIDITY | FROM PAGE 1 Town Meeting, refused to answer Town Meeting members’ questions about whether any of the $1 million in the 2020 fiscal year budget earmarked for custodians would be cut to balance a $188,000 shortfall between what he requested and what the School Department will receive on July 1. The superintendent also deGood Credit or Bad Credit 153 Ferry St., Everett 617-294-4064 clined to confirm if the custodian jobs will even exist. DeRuosi said he couldn’t talk because of ongoing contract negotiations. But several custodians interviewed by The Saugus Advocate say a private company has already been hired to replace them when their contract expires on June 30, at the end of the current fiscal year. Is documentation lacking on May 8 meeting? If minutes exist for the May 8 meeting, Marchese and Morgante said, they have been denied those minutes despite repeated requests. But Marchese said she believes accurate minutes don’t exist for the Executive Session. For one thing, she made a request that the meeting be tape-recorded when the secWe Finance Everyone! 30 Day Warranty on all Cars! * Buying at Eastern will help establish your credit * Two locations with over 60 cars to choose from Elizabeth Marchese School Committee Vice-Chair retary didn’t show up to take the notes. “I asked for it to be tape-recorded and they said ‘No,’” Marchese said. “Jeannie [Meredith, School Committee chair] didn’t take notes. And David [DeRuosi] didn’t take very many notes. We really don’t know what the wording was on the vote that was taken. But we never gave permission to sign anything or enter into a contract on our behalf,” she said. The Saugus Advocate this week requested copies of electronic emails between School Committee members for May 19 through June 11. So far, there has been no response to that request. 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