School districts go back to ballot

School districts go back to ballot

There are 31 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Aug 21, 2008, titled School districts go back to ballot. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Tallmadge and Stow-Munroe Falls school districts will try again to get a levy passed this year after suffering defeats in August and March.

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Use Common Sense

Stow, OH

#1 Aug 22, 2008
The folks with the replacement levies have an excellent opportunity to reduce your tax burdens.
Just call Us SHEEP

Kent, OH

#2 Aug 22, 2008
We keep passing the little ones.

Library
Buss
Parks
etc.....

People forget that nickels add up.
And that those programs are actually part of the counties General Budget.
Blaise Pascal

Stow, OH

#3 Aug 22, 2008
In Stow we use investgative math so it will not be necessary for the levy to have greater than 50% "yes" votes. As long as we follow the electoral process properly and feel good about ourselves, that's all that counts.
stop the bleeding

Strongsville, OH

#4 Aug 22, 2008
http://www.billconte.com/

Throw the bums out.
XDEM

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#5 Aug 22, 2008
Stow make some more meaningful cuts and maybe we will pass a levy. No more just spend and then tax.

Since: Mar 07

Tulsa, OK

#6 Aug 22, 2008
Really now, there should be a law that says a levy cannot return to the ballot for at least one year after it fails. This idea of throwin' it at the voter's, every little bit until it passes, gets tirin'.
Stop

Aurora, OH

#7 Aug 22, 2008
Stop asking and work within your means. just like the rest of us.
Stop the insanity

Akron, OH

#8 Aug 22, 2008
Take a bite out of some of the huge adminstrative salaries and maybe you won't need to ask over and over again. Quit bleeding us dry.
Use Common Sense

Kent, OH

#9 Aug 22, 2008
Betamax wrote:
Really now, there should be a law that says a levy cannot return to the ballot for at least one year after it fails. This idea of throwin' it at the voter's, every little bit until it passes, gets tirin'.
I think if the schools can do this the voters should be able to vote again on a levy that passed during a previous election. It seems fair to me.
Tallmadge Proud

Akron, OH

#10 Aug 22, 2008
I'll be voting NO in Tallmadge. The "Tallmadge is looking for a 6.9 mill, five-year operating levy that would raise about $2.8 million a year" is not needed. The budget can be balanced without this increase and everyone knows it. Cut the bloated administration staffing and increase the pupil per teacher ratio to state minimum levels. The economy is bad and I can't afford to pay more real estate taxes.
paul

Monticello, GA

#11 Aug 22, 2008
stow teachers average $53,688 per the article on the front page of the 8/20/8 stow sentery. check it out at their web cite. just way too much- way,way,way too much. they can freeze before i vote for any increase
paul

Monticello, GA

#12 Aug 22, 2008
Blaise Pascal wrote:
In Stow we use investgative math so it will not be necessary for the levy to have greater than 50% "yes" votes. As long as we follow the electoral process properly and feel good about ourselves, that's all that counts.
I think that anyone who read the article in the 8/20/8 issue of the stow sentery will not vote for any school issue. They have way too much fat and are overpaid.
disgusted

United States

#13 Aug 22, 2008
So Stow's school board is going to waste their time again. When they get rid of some of the grade principals and their staff, I might think about giving them a little more. But, they just hired two more administrator
assistants.If they would use their heads, cut the administrative staffs,charge the parents of bus riding students a monthly fee to offset the transportation costs.
November 4th, NO-NO-NO
Tallmadge Proud

Akron, OH

#14 Aug 22, 2008
paul wrote:
stow teachers average $53,688 per the article on the front page of the 8/20/8 stow sentery. check it out at their web cite. just way too much- way,way,way too much. they can freeze before i vote for any increase
That's about the average for Tallmadge too, but top paid teachers make $74,000 with 15 years service and their MA degree. We can't afford that kind of teacher pay anymore, and did I mention Tallmadge teachers only pay $30 single and $60 family a month for all their medical benefits. Outrageous in today's economy compared to the private sector. No in November is the only answer we can send to the school board.
paul

Monticello, GA

#15 Aug 22, 2008
Tallmadge Proud wrote:
<quoted text>That's about the average for Tallmadge too, but top paid teachers make $74,000 with 15 years service and their MA degree. We can't afford that kind of teacher pay anymore, and did I mention Tallmadge teachers only pay $30 single and $60 family a month for all their medical benefits. Outrageous in today's economy compared to the private sector. No in November is the only answer we can send to the school board.
according to the article in the 8/20 issue of the stow sentry the top pay for a tallmadge teacher is $74,496 and stow $71,227. Figure 10 months of coming in - that equate to @$81K / year - at 8 hours a day and 2,100 mhrs?year thats @$40/hr. not bad lots more than I ever will make. and i have a technical BS with grad work and over 20 years exp.
they will freeze before i give em a penny - cuts in staff levels and pay MUST come forth.
more money for teachers

Stow, OH

#17 Aug 22, 2008
paul wrote:
stow teachers average $53,688 per the article on the front page of the 8/20/8 stow sentery. check it out at their web cite. just way too much- way,way,way too much. they can freeze before i vote for any increase
way way too much?? Are you kidding me? Did you take into account the $ to pay back school loans for having to attain a masters? Or what about the thousands of dollars spent on their students that comes straight out of their pockets. In my opinion they should be making way more..
None

Stow, OH

#18 Aug 22, 2008
Thank You for supporting teachers!
more money for teachers wrote:
<quoted text>
way way too much?? Are you kidding me? Did you take into account the $ to pay back school loans for having to attain a masters? Or what about the thousands of dollars spent on their students that comes straight out of their pockets. In my opinion they should be making way more..
no one important

Akron, OH

#19 Aug 22, 2008
JUST VOTE NO! if not they'll nickel & dime you to death.
billy

Herndon, VA

#20 Aug 22, 2008
not relly the best time to be trying to get these things passed. Bet there is going to be a high number of votes sayin no.
Robin Anderson

AOL

#21 Aug 22, 2008
Published on August 14, 1997, Article 12 of 18 found.
Document ID: 0EB6C080A94D777B
DEAL PROVIDES LAND FOR TALLMADGE SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS OK PURCHASE OF 64 ACRES FROM LUMBER COMPANY, ENDING MONTHS OF BATTLES

Published on July 1, 1997, Article 13 of 18 found.
Document ID: 0EB6C05862033B72
TALLMADGE BOARD STILL WANTS LAND TO BUILD SCHOOL JUDGE HOLDS HEARING AS ISSUE LIVES ON DESPITE DEFINITIVE VOTE IN MAY

Published on May 8, 1997, Article 14 of 18 found.
Document ID: 0EB6C01C0FE3C994
QUEST TO CONTINUE FOR BUILDING SITE TALLMADGE SCHOOLS WON'T DROP LEGAL ACTION AIMED AT CARTER PROPERTY

Published on May 3, 1997, Article 15 of 18 found.
Document ID: 0EB6C01617496613
STATE STOPS HEARING ON LAND FOR SCHOOL DELAY MEANS TALLMADGE VOTERS WILL DECIDE ON BONDS WITHOUT KNOWING IF DISTRICT CAN TAKE OVER PROPERTY

Published on April 30, 1997, Article 16 of 18 found.
Document ID: 0EB6C01477FFF2AF
TALLMADGE SCHOOL TAX DRAWS HEAVY HITTERS PLAN TO TAKE AWAY LAND FROM LOCAL FARM FAMILY BRINGS STERN RESISTANCE

Published on April 18, 1997, Article 17 of 18 found.
Document ID: 0EB6C009F1F3C1F1
CONFUSION SURROUNDS TALLMADGE PLAN JUDGE POSTPONES HEARING TO RESOLVE WHETHER SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN FORCE OWNERS TO GIVE UP LAND TO BUILD HIGH SCHOOL. BOARD REDUCES REQUEST TO 86 ACRES FOR CAMPUS

Published on February 8, 1997, Article 18 of 18 found.
Document ID: 0EB6BFB2E69F7E1B
TALLMADGE SCHOOLS' MOVE ON LAND IS CHALLENGED \ CITIZENS GROUP FILES LAWSUIT TO BLOCK ACQUISITION OF 138 ACRES FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL

Legal efforts by Tallmadge school officials to acquire land for a new high school are being challenged by a citizens group. In November, school officials sued the Carter-Jones Lumber Co. to acquire through eminent domain 138 acres the company owns north of Howe Road and west of North Munroe Road.
Last week, the Concerned Taxpayers of Tallmadge filed a lawsuit seeking a court order to block school officials from proceeding with their acquisition action.

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