I tried to save the taxpayers some money, but too many teachers show up at these meetings to make sure everything gets railroaded thru. We can make a difference at the polls on April 23rd!!! If you want to reduce your taxes spend the 15 minutes it takes to vote. A NO vote will make them reconsider!
We do not need the full staff of two high schools in one school building next year. Consolidation should lower my taxes - not RAISE them! The kids do not need 33 new programs the very first year.
I am sure there are wish list items in this budget that are not really needed. There is a difference! I wish I could buy a new car once in a while, but I'll drive what I have and fix it until I hit the powerball. Are the rest of you made of money so this is not important to you?
I nominate Ken Perry for school board since he has all the answers. Everyone write him in next election, because you know he will not take out papers. It's a lot easier to stay home and complain about it all.
Please people come to the meeting and help me knock this thing down. I cannot afford an 8% increase in my taxes because they want to spend the savings of consolidation for "broader and more varied student opportunities". Tighten the belt Mr. Superintendent. Cut the waste. Act like a business or a homeowner and cut spending to fit income. Don't just think you have an endless supply of money from the local tax payer!
I do have to apologize to my wife and the school board. I know they have worked hard to keep the increase down, but I think they have the wool pulled over their eyes by the Superintendent and his admin team.
There are stories every day in the paper of other districts making tough choices and cutting positions due to the funding issues and the way the state is forcing costs back to the local share. We need to do the same!
Who is with me on April 9?