Baldwin County school officials threa...

Baldwin County school officials threaten to close five schools if tax doesn't pass

There are 45 comments on the Alabama Live story from Oct 9, 2012, titled Baldwin County school officials threaten to close five schools if tax doesn't pass. In it, Alabama Live reports that:

Delta Elementary is one of five schools that Baldwin County officials are threatening to close if a penny tax for schools is not renewed in November.

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Stapleton, AL

#42 Oct 28, 2012
If the tax had a termintion date I would vote for it, this tax will be forever if it passes this time.

Fairhope, AL

#43 Oct 29, 2012
I work There for 30years the office is fill with good old boys and kin folks wast lots of money like lap tops apple cost more they could save 3million on lap tops off state bid Allen lee must have stock in apple

Mobile, AL

#45 Oct 30, 2012
State School Super says money is flowing again and teachers will get raises and more teachers will be added. I guess they don't need the penny tax any more so vote against it.

Foley, AL

#46 Nov 1, 2012
How much money goes to football? How many students get treated to the football program? How many of those football players go on to professional teams? Maybe like 30 kids each year benefit from all that money going into that program?

Now...what about this? Spend the money on maintaining education according to federal standards and put that money towards teachers salaries. How many kids would that impact? Much more than football players!

Do we want THOUSANDS of smart people graduating school or a few great football players?

PAY TO PLAY! If ya wanna play ya gotta pay in these economic times. But MY kids need to be educated FIRST and foremost. I'll be glad to pay to let them pay but they better have their homework done and getting passing grades!

Foley, AL

#48 Nov 6, 2012
The last time Baldwin County voters were convinced to vote for the so called penny tax, they were told that this would only be temporary and that the tax would not continue after the next voting period. OK, let's make them stick to the truth by voting no.
After the tax was approved, money was spent in reckless abandon. Loxley Elementary put up an elaborate sign which not all that many people see anyway to the tune of $16,000 just because the principal wanted it.
The new superintendant of Baldwin County schools was given a $30,000. per year wage increase before he started. According to the Mobile Register, his annual income is $179,000. Personally, I think $79,000 would be sufficient. As for the teachers (who do the real work), the higher paid teachers of Baldwin County, receive about $40,000 and many of them much less. Let's not blame the teachers for out of control spending.
As we add up all the 1 cent taxes that are continually implemented, it accumulates to a large piece of your income.
Please vote no on Baldwin County Amendment Number Two!

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