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Trying to understand reasons to vote ‘no’

January 27, 2013

To the editor: The Edison Local School District is attempting to pass a levy: Here is some of the information you will get should you ask about the use of funds. Edison spends $9,43....

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NoSupportThisTime

Feb-01-13 8:26 AM

What will Edison get with the new School Funding proposal from Gov. Kasich?

The plan ensures that the first 20 mills of local property tax generate the same as a district with a $250,00 per student property tax base.

Edison District Valuation = $312,125,400 Edison Number of students = 1,985 Valuation per student = $157,242 Edison tax revenue on 20 mills at valuation of $312,125,400 is $6,242,508. Proposed tax revenue on 20 mills at $250,000 per student is $9,825,000. (250000 * 1985 students = valuation of $491,250,000) $491,250,000/1000) * 20 = $9,825,000 Under the Kasich plan Edison would receive additional state funding of $3,582,492.

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RPG0340

Jan-28-13 10:17 AM

I can understand why the Rev wants this to pass. His congregation is made up of many people that are employed by the Edison Local district.

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NoSupportThisTime

Jan-27-13 12:49 PM

I believe Edison is spending $1.6 million on transportation... With the state transportation reimbursement at $950,000.. So actual cost is $1,600,000 - $950,000 = approximately $650,000. I hope the BOE has calculated how much the state transportation reimbursement will decrease when busing for 9-12 high school students is stopped...

Could be an additional hit to the schools revenue in the 2014-15 school year that the BOE will want the taxpayers to also provide new tax money for....

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Moteman

Jan-27-13 12:46 PM

Rev do you pay the property tax on the home you live in. it is easy for you to spend my money. Just got my tax bill in the mail and with out the school levy it went up.

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NoSupportThisTime

Jan-27-13 12:26 PM

Edison classified and certified contracts are up for renewal this year (2013)... When this levy passes you will see where money goes...

When this levy passes, it will only last the district 5 years and that is with the "emergency levy" being renewed. The BOE will be right back at the ballot trying to get back into your checkbook.... Tis district has $18 MILLION in revenue... Still giving Wal Mart a Tax abatement but asking the home owners to pay more.. If you don't need a building... close it... Personally, I would close the current high school building.. It is the oldest building and costs the most to operate.....

Be sure to get out and vote, you had better believe there are enough "YES" votes to get this levy passed.....

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RPG0340

Jan-27-13 11:06 AM

Those are valid reasons for not supporting a levy. Times are tough buddy. Not all of us were beneficiaries of Edison local teacher salaries. Years ago when the Toronto power plant was operational, the steel mills were doing fine, contractors were busy fixing and building homes, you may have had a point. Right now, survival of one's house and family far outweighs where your neighbor's kid goes to school and what he or she learns when they are there. When jobs come back, things will get better. Unfortunately, with a socialist president and progressives in office, that aint gonna happen any time soon.

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