Friday, 03 May 2013 00:00
It seems pretty clear to me that our school leaders have been fiscally responsible over the last 5 years. Look at the 5-year average budget increase of 2.13 percent and average tax levy increase of 2.55 percent. That record demonstrates the district’s been living in the spirit of the 2 percent tax cap. It is doubly impressive given that benefit costs have skyrocketed over the same period, enrollment has grown and programming has remained intact.
We have great schools. We have great leadership that is responsive and fiscally responsible. For that, our school budget deserves our vote. I am voting YES on May 21, and you should too. Our schools and our kids are worth at least that.