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Says vote ‘yes’ on PPEL

January 28, 2013

To the editor: I have been through district budget shortfalls and understand the need to make necessary budget reductions. However, voting “yes” to renew the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy on Fe....

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Jan-31-13 8:02 PM

I think people just like to be disagreeable. I asked a question on a previous article and got at least one dislike? How does that work?

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Jan-30-13 3:06 PM

The 6 people that have disagreed with my last post apparently have limited math skills.

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Jan-28-13 4:47 PM

"and the citizens of FD voted the tax increase down nearly 2 to 1 back in December"

Actual election results were 726 to 584 which would be more like 1.24 to 1, but why let real numbers get in the way of your narrative.

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Jan-28-13 2:39 PM

I love the fact that someone disagrees with the suggestion that you educate yourself before you vote. That is par for the course.

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Jan-28-13 1:55 PM

Please take the time to go to a public hearing on the matter or attend a school board meeting and ask your questions. I have had two opportunities to hear from school board members on this issue and the fact is that the increase is necessary just to keep up with the increasing costs of maintenance, which is increasing faster than our tax base can keep up with. The current levy has been in place 10 years and what they are asking for will have to be lived with for 10 years so you need to consider the difference in purchasing power over a 20 year span on the same levy rate. I for one and pleased that our school board members have the guts to be out in the community talking about this. If you haven't taken the time to educate yourself you only have yourself to blame this time.

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Jan-28-13 9:52 AM

Yes, everyone, go and take a look at all of the good that $0.67 per $1000 in assessed value WAS doing. The FD School District cost our children that funding when they chose to gamble on a “double or nothing” vote. Had the earlier PPEL vote been to simply continue the current rates it may have passed. But no, and the citizens of FD voted the tax increase down nearly 2 to 1 back in December. Now they have brought the SAME option back to the table, it will most likely fail, and our children will be the ones to suffer. Shame on the district for continuing to follow this “all or nothing” approach.

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