Schools reach out to voters

Schools reach out to voters

There are 15 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Feb 23, 2008, titled Schools reach out to voters. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Last May, Medina County voters approved a sales tax increase to fund construction and capital purchases - but not operations - in the county's public school districts.

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paul

Torrance, CA

#2 Feb 24, 2008
the people of the stow/mf school district are not getting their moneys worth - it is a state of being overcharged - all for the kids- except the pay increases and fluff programs. they need to be defeated. NO TO THE SCHOOLS
Use Common Sense

Kent, OH

#3 Feb 24, 2008
The people of Barberton can't afford another tax, vote "Hell NO" and hopefully they'll begin to understand they need to get the funds from the State level not our wallets.
The kids will still learn with a NO vote.
DO NOT VOTE OBAMA

Rosedale, MD

#4 Feb 24, 2008
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Hillary 2008

Rosedale, MD

#5 Feb 24, 2008
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SDespot

Avon Lake, OH

#6 Feb 24, 2008
Use Common Sense wrote:
The people of Barberton can't afford another tax, vote "Hell NO" and hopefully they'll begin to understand they need to get the funds from the State level not our wallets.
The kids will still learn with a NO vote.
I agree. They only have a "tentative" idea of what they want to do, nothing definite. Until then, I vote NO on any and all future levies.

What we really need is a levy to make improvements to the streets and the flooding. I'd vote for that.
TRUTH

Lorain, OH

#7 Feb 24, 2008
My street doesn't flood, so I would vote NO on your levy!

Sounds almost as bad as the excuses some of you are making up to turn down tobacco settlement money.
SDespot wrote:
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I agree. They only have a "tentative" idea of what they want to do, nothing definite. Until then, I vote NO on any and all future levies.
What we really need is a levy to make improvements to the streets and the flooding. I'd vote for that.
Mars

Tallmadge, OH

#8 Feb 24, 2008
After you factor the Reduction Factor, the 10% Rollback, the 2.5% Tax Reduction, and the effective rate generated by the federal income tax deduction, the Stow-Munroe Falls School levy will cost my wife and I approximately $26.50 a month. Even though we have no children in the school system, I will vote yes.

The democratic governor, the republican state senate, and the republican state house will do nothing for our school children. They have been abandoned by our elected officials. In this state, when it comes to properly funding the public schools, the citizens are on their own.
SDespot

Avon Lake, OH

#9 Feb 24, 2008
TRUTH wrote:
My street doesn't flood, so I would vote NO on your levy!
Sounds almost as bad as the excuses some of you are making up to turn down tobacco settlement money.
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Mine doesn't either, at least not where I'm at now, but there are a lot of those that do and that is a concern, not only to the people that live there but to the values of the properties too.
SDespot

Avon Lake, OH

#10 Feb 24, 2008
TRUTH wrote:
My street doesn't flood, so I would vote NO on your levy!
Sounds almost as bad as the excuses some of you are making up to turn down tobacco settlement money.
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Being that your IP location says "Wadstucky," there is a pretty good chance that you have no idea what goes on in Barberton, which is where I'm referring to.
Stow Mom

Buffalo, TX

#11 Feb 24, 2008
I have two children in Stow Public Schools and I intend to vote no for the upcoming levy. My youngest child is in kindergarten and we received our letter from the superintendent on Friday that we will now pay our 2nd half of tuition $1,300.00 due April 1st for all day kindergarten. My husband and I both grew up in Akron and do without a lot of frills to live in Stow so our children can go to school in a nice district. I know a lot of families that live in Stow have a stay at home mom while Dad works. We are a two parent working household and if The City of Stow continues to keep putting their hand out they will lose residents. Vote no!!!
Meg

Stow, OH

#12 Feb 24, 2008
Don't worry. They levies will pass. All they have to do is threaten sports and you all end up voting yes.
Meg

Stow, OH

#13 Feb 24, 2008
Mars wrote:
After you factor the Reduction Factor, the 10% Rollback, the 2.5% Tax Reduction, and the effective rate generated by the federal income tax deduction, the Stow-Munroe Falls School levy will cost my wife and I approximately $26.50 a month. Even though we have no children in the school system, I will vote yes.
The democratic governor, the republican state senate, and the republican state house will do nothing for our school children. They have been abandoned by our elected officials. In this state, when it comes to properly funding the public
schools, the citizens are on their own.
Good for you, that is more than my annual raise. Glad to see someone is making a decent living.
get real

Warren, OH

#14 Feb 24, 2008
Use Common Sense wrote:
The people of Barberton can't afford another tax, vote "Hell NO" and hopefully they'll begin to understand they need to get the funds from the State level not our wallets.
The kids will still learn with a NO vote.
The schools DO understand that the money should come from the state level, but they cannot make the state do it! The way the system is set up, the state forces the districts to rely on local funds.

The Bush "tax cuts" are only one of the many missteps of this administration. The result? The need for tax hikes at the lower levels of government. I would hardly call it a tax cut. Bottom line: the same amount of funding is necessary to run government entities--it's just a matter of moving around where the money comes from. Those of you that are so vocal in telling people to vote no, go ahead. You think things are bad in this country now, wait until public schools start to go out of business.

The best way to get public school funding changed? STOP VOTING FOR REPUBLICANS AT THE STATE AND FEDERAL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT. Strickland wants a change, but he's getting no cooperation from the GOP leadership in the state House and Senate.
Use Common Sense

Kent, OH

#15 Feb 25, 2008
get real...

As a conservative Republican I couldn't stomach (or afford) to vote with the Democratic party, their tax and spend policy is what killing us today.
Barberton's plan is to build a bunch of new buildings and in a recession people just won't go for it. Barberton's school system needs to live within it's means not trudge ahead with plans that we cannot afford. Kids will continue to learn without new buildings.
rekd

United States

#17 Mar 4, 2008
The money that schools spend on buidings is separate from the money used for operations. The state will not allow them to mingle that money. So schools may have money to build or buy frurniture but not have the oeprating expense money.

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