Local school officials delivered to Gov. Charlie Baker's office more than 100 resolutions passed by school committees, saying that they opposed lifting the cap on charter schools in the state.

The vast majority of local school committees oppose Question 2, which would allow 12 new charters a year outside the committee's local control.

Somerville School Committee chair Carrie Normand rallied outside the State House Monday morning and reiterated the "No on 2" squad's calls that charters detract from traditional school funds and could force cuts and school closures.

"If the cap is lifted and another charter school comes into the Somerville area, and we lose enough students, yes we have to close the school," Normand said. "We can't—there's a finite number of students."

Parents in favor of opening more charters held a counter-protest and accused the school committees of lying to voters because they represent the suburbs and not the urban areas new charters would impact most.

"Just do what charters do: Just have a longer day. Have more accountability," charter mother Daphne Lawson said while holding a sign reading "Stop lying to voters. Instead of being a level three for 10 years, and a level five for 30 years, you get five years. If you don't get it right, you get shut down."

Districts are reimbursed when students leave for a charter, but teacher's unions argue that still means shifting funds and possible cuts for traditional district school. Proponents say that's just not true.

"If a family leaves, then I'm the one who has to look a student, a parent, a teacher in the eye and say, 'Because we've lost enrollment, we have to close this beloved program or this high performing school needs to be closed," Normand said.

Two of Lawson's sons attend a charter school in Dorchester and she's worried what will happen when they age out of the school after grade eight without a cap lift.

"My son is in eighth grade, so in September, if this doesn't pass, I'll either have to pay, or I'll have to move, but there's absolutely no way I'll put him in a Boston public high school," Lawson said.