My taxes went down by 25% for 2013 and I aim to keep the savings as long as possible. I see lots of great schools. I have been in them. I say make do with less. They take a day off now for a flake of snow or because one class is having tests. I guess they learned how to turn the lights out at night when everyone is gone. Even this took a paid study. They have a ton more to learn. It's a school system. That's what they are there for, right?