fairview board votes to implement 3% ...
Rock2

Springfield, NJ

#346 Jan 5, 2013
Grow up wrote:
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Christians don't lie, and they tend to forgive. I've seen some of the statements made by the so called christians, knowlingly telling whoppers to mislead everyone. Just shows your lack of intelligence as well as lack of faith. And yes, if it passes, which I doubt, you will pay the tax in Fairview school district. If it closes the door you will pay it in Ashland or Boyd County, or are you going to say no to them too? I don't want to pay more taxes but I'd much rather give to Fairview than Ashland or Boyd County.
. If they close the doors than the students would go to the new 44 million dollar palace out in the county, the new elementary would stay open. The property tax would be at 52 nt 66, this goes for house and cars. There would be a 3% utility tax. This is very doable or the Faieview district could start living on the means it has currently like the rest of us do here in WW. Either way is fine by me.
Borax

Springfield, NJ

#347 Jan 5, 2013
Gypsies, tramps, and thieves is what comes to my mind about the BOE and Mcpeak boys. Don't trust none of them, I know too much. Not enough trust from the community to support this or reasons why the majority should.
the truth sux

Ardsley, NY

#348 Jan 6, 2013
Rock2 wrote:
<quoted text>. If they close the doors than the students would go to the new 44 million dollar palace out in the county, the new elementary would stay open. The property tax would be at 52 nt 66, this goes for house and cars. There would be a 3% utility tax. This is very doable or the Faieview district could start living on the means it has currently like the rest of us do here in WW. Either way is fine by me.
Do you have any kids or grand kids who attend Fairview?
the truth sux

Ardsley, NY

#349 Jan 6, 2013
Doppler wrote:
Can someone please tell me why the school district lays off good teachers/workers just to pay for a football field? And then, to make it worse they replace people with members of their family because they "magically" were able to fit it in their budget? I know of a lot of people on the payroll that are being paid to sit on their butts and do absolutely nothing all day while others are busy busting their butts for peanuts at that school! The priorities at that school are seriously misguided!!
They didn't lay off any teachers to pay for the football field. Where in the world did you get that info?
Enoughsaid

Idalou, TX

#350 Jan 6, 2013
Grow up wrote:
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Christians don't lie, and they tend to forgive. I've seen some of the statements made by the so called christians, knowlingly telling whoppers to mislead everyone. Just shows your lack of intelligence as well as lack of faith. And yes, if it passes, which I doubt, you will pay the tax in Fairview school district. If it closes the door you will pay it in Ashland or Boyd County, or are you going to say no to them too? I don't want to pay more taxes but I'd much rather give to Fairview than Ashland or Boyd County.
You obviously dont read well. I said people are now questioning people's salvation with God. That is not wise. I never said Christians didnt lie. However, it is not for you nor me to judge that. So to question my lack of intelligence and faith is quite funny considering I have a minor in biblical studies from a University! LOL...I think that it is brave for others to questions others salvation with God. But hey, each to their own. No, I will not pay the tax, nor will I pay to Ashland or BC. I pay to a much better school system and I have no problem paying the school tax. They teach the children and have many more opportunities for them. I really wish Fairview would get their priorities straight because many would have no problem paying the tax if things were done right! However, with such a large amount of out of district students, I dont think I would want to pay it either. That would make me mad. You wont have to worry about it because it isnt going to pass anyway.
Bunny

Springfield, NJ

#351 Jan 6, 2013
the truth sux wrote:
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They didn't lay off any teachers to pay for the football field. Where in the world did you get that info?
. Are u talking about the chorus position?
LaughingAtYou

Highland, MI

#352 Jan 6, 2013
Just sayin wrote:
<quoted text>
...and the college graduates you know must be condescending. The truly intelligent do not need to insult people who they perceive as being less intelligent than themselves therefore I will leave you alone for now.
The sentence structure shows your intelligence level. So, if the above statement was made to be insulting, I had a pretty good laugh. Thank you for the humor.
Resident

Moneta, VA

#353 Jan 6, 2013
I still don't understand all this arguing and persecution between one another. Ill say again but a little differently, the proposed utility tax levy that the school board has all rights to try and get passed is 100% legal to do and has to be done legally. The petition committee also has the legal right to challenge this levy by legally forming a petition committee. They have to be sworn in, go door to door and present the petition to every available resident, return the petitions, have them counted, then make sure everyone is registered voter and voted in last presidential election. All the information as to the enactment of this levy is public information. If anyone feels they have been lied to, all the information is available. Stop listening to what everyone "says" and find out for yourselves. It Is so sad to see everyone trying to cut each others throats(figuratively speaking) and bashing each other. It's really quite embarrassing that this is happening. Does anyone here think this will motivate anyone to move to westwood? If you research this for yourselves, then make the decision that you think is the best for the school, students, and residents by voting.
Twice

Springfield, NJ

#354 Jan 6, 2013
Resident wrote:
I still don't understand all this arguing and persecution between one another. Ill say again but a little differently, the proposed utility tax levy that the school board has all rights to try and get passed is 100% legal to do and has to be done legally. The petition committee also has the legal right to challenge this levy by legally forming a petition committee. They have to be sworn in, go door to door and present the petition to every available resident, return the petitions, have them counted, then make sure everyone is registered voter and voted in last presidential election. All the information as to the enactment of this levy is public information. If anyone feels they have been lied to, all the information is available. Stop listening to what everyone "says" and find out for yourselves. It Is so sad to see everyone trying to cut each others throats(figuratively speaking) and bashing each other. It's really quite embarrassing that this is happening. Does anyone here think this will motivate anyone to move to westwood? If you research this for yourselves, then make the decision that you think is the best for the school, students, and residents by voting.
. This has already been tried twice in just the past few years. It was overwhelming defeated both times. Why would the board try it again especially the day after Christmas knowing how much the people don't want it? Did they think the weather would not make people go door to door for signatures? Why would they try and overturn two elections on this matter? Why do they continue to take so many out of district kids that they cannot afford and the WW tax base cannot fiscally support? Why don't they charge the out of district students, which according to Jeff Preston make up 38% of the school population and number is 343? The Westwood tax base is big enough for the Westwood kids on the current property tax rate that is 66. The Westwoos tax base is not big enough to support the additional 343 students that whose parents don't pay property taxes to the district. The 343 kids bring in state money which falls between $1,000 to $2,000 short of what is needed to educate them. The school board members need to stop trying to make the Westwood tax base pay for the WW kids and Out of district kids! Restructure the situation to make the out of district parents pay the amount needed to educate them over what the state gives. Don't ask the people of WW to pay more than required for the kids in our community.
i am the truth

Russell, KY

#355 Jan 6, 2013
the truth sux wrote:
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They didn't lay off any teachers to pay for the football field. Where in the world did you get that info?
How would you know?
Resident

Moneta, VA

#356 Jan 6, 2013
Twice wrote:
<quoted text>. This has already been tried twice in just the past few years. It was overwhelming defeated both times. Why would the board try it again especially the day after Christmas knowing how much the people don't want it? Did they think the weather would not make people go door to door for signatures? Why would they try and overturn two elections on this matter? Why do they continue to take so many out of district kids that they cannot afford and the WW tax base cannot fiscally support? Why don't they charge the out of district students, which according to Jeff Preston make up 38% of the school population and number is 343? The Westwood tax base is big enough for the Westwood kids on the current property tax rate that is 66. The Westwoos tax base is not big enough to support the additional 343 students that whose parents don't pay property taxes to the district. The 343 kids bring in state money which falls between $1,000 to $2,000 short of what is needed to educate them. The school board members need to stop trying to make the Westwood tax base pay for the WW kids and Out of district kids! Restructure the situation to make the out of district parents pay the amount needed to educate them over what the state gives. Don't ask the people of WW to pay more than required for the kids in our community.
Only answer I have as to why is because they have the right to do this. Don't get me wrong, I agree with your statements, and I'm personally against the levy but don't want to sway anyone's decision because its their decision. You also can run for school board in election because you have that right also. You also have the right to be present on all school board meetings, but they are elected to make the decisions. The meetings are publicly posted in newspaper as to when and where they are held but the board is elected by registed voters every election. I'm not arguing just relping.
the truth sux

Ardsley, NY

#357 Jan 6, 2013
i am the truth wrote:
<quoted text>How would you know?
Because I, unlike some people, attend board meetings and ask questions.
Just sayin

Springfield, NJ

#358 Jan 6, 2013
You judge intelligence based on sentence structure? The truly intelligent majored in the maths and sciences. You never know some may have even majored in medicine like myself. What about you?
LaughingAtYou wrote:
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The sentence structure shows your intelligence level. So, if the above statement was made to be insulting, I had a pretty good laugh. Thank you for the humor.
concerned parent

Flatwoods, KY

#359 Jan 6, 2013
i have a daughter that goes to school there and my concern is not with the tax but how the school worries only about there sports program they bring students in that has been in trouble at different schools and put all of are kids at risk to benefit themselves if u watch the news you would see that something bad has happened to a sixteen year old girl in ohio if we dont stand up for our community it could happen to anyone of our kids
Fairviewdistrict

Springfield, NJ

#360 Jan 6, 2013
Out of curiosity I just looked up the Fairview school report card on the Kentcky dept. of education website. The latest one they had was for 2011. As the report states the average amount spent per student at Fairview was $9,014. So if the average daily attendance $ received per student is $4,000 from the state, this leaves $5,014 from federal and local taxes that needs to brought into the district for each student just to keep the status quo. The report states there are 4,400 residents in the district and 830 students, obviously this is an unnatural balance between numbers between the residents and students. (in most districts the average is 10 residents for every one student). Due to Fairview having so many out of district students, 343 of the 830, this makes it 6 residents for every 1 student. The ratio of 6 to 1 simply cannot be maintained. There are not enough residents to help compensate for the $5,014 needed for every out of district student that goes to Fairview. If only the students that actually live in the district were provided services by the district there would be enough money to educate them without the need for a utility tax. In theory they could all most likely fit into the updated elementary with only a limited amout of building on to needed. This is based on the number of actual In district students being less than 500. This is a solution that needs to be pondered and reviewed before asking the residents of Westwood to bare the financial burden of educationing 1 additional out of district student, let alone 343.
the truth sux

Ardsley, NY

#361 Jan 6, 2013
Resident wrote:
I still don't understand all this arguing and persecution between one another. Ill say again but a little differently, the proposed utility tax levy that the school board has all rights to try and get passed is 100% legal to do and has to be done legally. The petition committee also has the legal right to challenge this levy by legally forming a petition committee. They have to be sworn in, go door to door and present the petition to every available resident, return the petitions, have them counted, then make sure everyone is registered voter and voted in last presidential election. All the information as to the enactment of this levy is public information. If anyone feels they have been lied to, all the information is available. Stop listening to what everyone "says" and find out for yourselves. It Is so sad to see everyone trying to cut each others throats(figuratively speaking) and bashing each other. It's really quite embarrassing that this is happening. Does anyone here think this will motivate anyone to move to westwood? If you research this for yourselves, then make the decision that you think is the best for the school, students, and residents by voting.
Good post. I wish more people felt this way.
Concerned

Broken Arrow, OK

#362 Jan 6, 2013
Enoughsaid wrote:
<quoted text>
You obviously dont read well. I said people are now questioning people's salvation with God. That is not wise. I never said Christians didnt lie. However, it is not for you nor me to judge that. So to question my lack of intelligence and faith is quite funny considering I have a minor in biblical studies from a University! LOL...I think that it is brave for others to questions others salvation with God. But hey, each to their own. No, I will not pay the tax, nor will I pay to Ashland or BC. I pay to a much better school system and I have no problem paying the school tax. They teach the children and have many more opportunities for them. I really wish Fairview would get their priorities straight because many would have no problem paying the tax if things were done right! However, with such a large amount of out of district students, I dont think I would want to pay it either. That would make me mad. You wont have to worry about it because it isnt going to pass anyway.
If your minor is in biblical studies why would you use Facebook phrases like LMAO, you may as well have said Laugh My Ass Off! I am surprised you didn't put the F in there! Was it Facebook University you attended! I know which school system you think is so great, how are their state test scores these days? I bet your school has out of district students too, most do. You need to butt out, like I said before this is not for your stupid comments! We don't care what you think or about your education.
The facts

Springfield, NJ

#363 Jan 6, 2013
I just looked up in on the surrounding districts. Here is the amount spent per student according to their district report card in 2011. Boyd 10,325, Ashland. 7,087, Raceland 9,495, Russell 6,552, Fairview 9,043. Fairview has enough money compared to our neighbors. Operating within their means at Fairview maybe the issue. Looking at the test scores proves upsetting as Fairview was consistently out scored by these districts in almost every test shown on the neighboring schools report cards. A new tax is not needed, operating in a more effective manner is.
i am the truth

Russell, KY

#364 Jan 6, 2013
the truth sux wrote:
<quoted text>
Because I, unlike some people, attend board meetings and ask questions.
Yeah I do to but I know there is more going on behind the Board's back that what they let on.
Not quite

Springfield, NJ

#365 Jan 6, 2013
The facts wrote:
I just looked up in on the surrounding districts. Here is the amount spent per student according to their district report card in 2011. Boyd 10,325, Ashland. 7,087, Raceland 9,495, Russell 6,552, Fairview 9,043. Fairview has enough money compared to our neighbors. Operating within their means at Fairview maybe the issue. Looking at the test scores proves upsetting as Fairview was consistently out scored by these districts in almost every test shown on the neighboring schools report cards. A new tax is not needed, operating in a more effective manner is.
. Actually in the report card it said Fairview spend $9,014 per student, this is significantly more than our neighboring independent school districts, Russell and Ashland yet the test scores at Fairview are way below Russell and Ashland. We already spend more and get less. There is no way in h.ll I am going to vote to give anymore of my tax dollars to them.

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