Written by Deborah Zayas Wednesday, 24 June 2009 12:52
As a resident of Old Westbury who happens to be in the Westbury School District, I did not support the recent school budget that was passed. You see, the vote is unfair and perhaps even unethical. The balance of votes is not truly represented since an entire village gets to vote in Westbury as opposed to a few voters in Old Westbury who happen to belong to the district.
Over the past 20 years, I have paid a substantial sum of money into the Westbury Schools through the enormous school tax I pay. And yet, I have never received anything for that money since I never used the school or the bus for that matter. With the amount of taxes I have paid to the Westbury School District I could have bought an entire school as well as a bus company. How unfair is that?