Voters should keep supporting schools
Last updated 7/20/2018 at 4:56pm
Voters should keep local schools at the same level of tax support voters have been used to for some time.
Local school patrons, staff and others have made clear their concerns about local schools. But concerns about discipline issues at the forefront are an entirely separate problem than the one school leaders are hoping to address with the proposed capital projects levy on which voters will decide Aug. 7.
That levy would address maintenance and safety issues and swap a burden that has fallen in the past on the general budget to levy dollars, freeing up money to keep programs going and personnel paid, despite the formula change the state Legislature imposed last year.
A vote against the levy would be a vote to make worse any problems that need money and personnel to implement solutions.
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