For the fifth time in a year and a half the Margaretta School Board is trying to shove another levy down the throats of residents that have rejected the levy 4 times and hopefully a fifth time.
Why should current residents pay for the poor planning of those who have been in charge for decades? Most companies set up a 10, 25, 50 and even longer plans so things like this don't happen and the money is there when you need it instead of trying to raise a taxes a $1 a day on $150,000 homeowners. Maybe it's time for much needed leadership.
We moved here nine years ago from Indianapolis, a huge school district, and I have three children who go to Margaretta Elementary School. We never had financial problems like this.
I do feel for the state of the system and the kids but in this down economy how can you keep going back and asking families that are and have been struggling to dip into what little savings they have and give more? Have you ever heard of "You can't get blood from a turnip"?
If this ridiculous effort keeps up, more and more families will move out of the district to avoid paying taxes they can't afford.
They throw numbers at us every time the levy comes up for a vote and try to convince us that we pay much less than other districts. In this down economy they fall on deaf ears.
Do they really think the sparkling blast of numbers will make us vote yes for the levy just because they want us to feel sorry for the kids? I say enough is enough and vote NO.