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Edison changes are troubling

June 16, 2013

To the editor: Several weeks before the end of the Edison Local district school year, letters were sent home informing the high school students that there would not be bus transportation for the......

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RPG0340

Jun-17-13 3:53 PM

How about a "non-property owner child tax" proportionately based upon how many school age children are utilizing the public school system in a family.

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RPG0340

Jun-17-13 3:52 PM

I agree that they need to cut down on administration. As for taxing solutions, I'd like to see everyone pay their fair share regardless of if they own property or not. My gripe is from the standpoint of the taxpayer. The burden of levies are incredibly heavy to those that own property or own businesses, yet anyone of age can vote in them regardless of if it affects them or not.

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Unitas

Jun-17-13 2:24 PM

According to the ODE (state)website, there are a little more than 8,900 students K-12 in Jefferson county. Grades 9-12 make up about 3,000 of that total. There is no reason to have 5 high schools with this number. One school district, two High schools. Edison only has only 600 students in its high school, Toronto 263. One school district for the county = one super, one treasurer, on assistant super, one BOE. Not five of each. We the people need to demand consolidation.

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Moteman

Jun-17-13 1:12 PM

Then maybe when they do some of this taxpayers may vote for their levies.

Oh and the school board should go after Wal Mart DS to pay it's taxes to the schools. Demand it of the Commissioners. You command 5000 votes in the county enough to vote in or vote out the commissioners you want.

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Moteman

Jun-17-13 1:08 PM

When are they going to get it through their heads that bussing and play to pay is not what the tax payers want. They want NO assistant principles or superintendents and for them to take a cut in pay and pay more for their benefits. No double dipping. Substitute teachers should be young teachers starting out not retired teachers. Teachers should be judged on a merit system not a seniority and tenure system.

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NoSupportThisTime

Jun-16-13 1:27 PM

New Levy Request 5.9 Mills 2.0 Mills emergency levy ---------------- 7.9 mils is what the want

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NoSupportThisTime

Jun-16-13 1:26 PM

1. How much is the district going to save by not busing the 9-12 students?

2. How much is the district going to lose in ODE Pupil Transportation funding when the 9-12 students are not bused?

3. Why did we hire a assistant principal at the High School?

4. Why is the Pleasant Hill Principal going o be the Stanton Principal.

5. Why is the old Stanton Principal/ Assistant Sup. going to be the Assistant Sup.?

6. Is the new levy really any different that the last levy request? Old Levy Request 9.4 Mils less the non-renewal less 2.0 mills emergency levy -------------------------------- 7.4 Mills what they wanted you to pay. 5.9 Mills

New Levy Request

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RPG0340

Jun-16-13 9:49 AM

Many people wrote letters to the editor warning folks of what was to come if they did not take up the fight or if they give in. Here are some really important thoughts.

1. Why should property owners be the only people to foot the bill for this?

2. Why are you the taxpayer being punished for your vote at the polls?

3. When a vote can be influenced by threat of penalty is that how our system of government is to work?

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RPG0340

Jun-16-13 9:43 AM

There are four ways to go about solving this problem.

1. You can submit and fall in line like good little sheep. They in turn will use the same tactics every time they want a pay raise; and they will rob you blind in the years to come.

2. You refuse to give in!!! You go to the polls, and to the courts, and to the board meetings and get rid of the members of the school board, the superintendent, the greedy teachers that just want three months off and a luxurious guranteed retirement.

3. You go to a board meeting as a group and hammer out a written agreement between the taxpayer and the school district. Such a deal should be accountability based, and fair to those that pay the taxes.

4. Partially dissolve the district with the outlying areas distributing students to schools closer to the student's home.

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RPG0340

Jun-16-13 9:32 AM

What you folks should do is hire a good attorney and have the portion of your property taxes spent on education refunded or credited to you. Next, homeschool your children. If you have enough concerned parents, you can have one parent teach mathematics, another teach science, another can do history on this and that day. FYI, this is your penalty for not submitting to the will of the teachers union. They will continue to cut and penalize until they get what they want.

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