To the Editor:
It was with great dismay I read the recent publication of School District 26’s plans. Our taxes are like a snowball rolling downhill gathering more and more snow – in this case our tax dollars. Although we are the highest-taxed district in the county, the elected school board continues to spend even more of our hard-earned money.
First of all, regarding the recalled jobs, programs and added expenses just voted on. Now a survey for a full-day kindergarten that the taxpayers will be stuck with? A proposal to reopen another building that a preceding school board closed? With declining enrollment, why are we doing this? With no more land to build new homes on, are we doing this to keep the beast fed? Who elects these people to the school board anyway?
When we moved here, our school district was growing. We don’t have a growing population anymore. But we have to continue to perpetuate more and more tax revenue.
Please, District 26, put our money into making this the best district with what you have already been given. If you have an abundance of cash, please give some back to taxpayers, we can really use it.
If you want more money again, put these proposals on a referendum. Put it to a vote. See what the majority of the taxpayers want, not just a handful of parents with children in school.