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#21 Aug 28, 2008
I'm glad to see that Stow received an A+ rating and that was with NO new levy revenues in place the last two years! This shows us that the teachers aren't going to start working less for the children just because they only got their normal 2-3% raise this year and last year. Sure, we'd love to have enough to give them a bigger raise this year compared to the one they will already get, but unfortunately the economy isn't in the best shape and our own salaries vs. utilities, tax, food, gas expenses reflects our lack of ability to pass the levy (the past two this year followed by the third coming up in November). Besides, if the Stow voters approve the next levy in November then the August vote will mean nothing (the tax revenue begins the same time as the levy in August would have started). You see, in our society, if your school levy fails they are allowed to put it on the ballot again and again until they get the anser they want. But, if a levy passes, are the ones who voted no allowed to get it put on the ballot again and again to get a no vote eventually? Of course not. I wish a levy could only be presented to voters once per year and that vote sticks.
#22 Aug 28, 2008
I absolutely agree! You stated what I have thought perfectly! I'm a Stow resident too and will make sure my August vote counts by voting no on the November ballot!
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