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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paul

Monticello, GA

#22 Aug 22, 2008
more money for teachers wrote:
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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..
Clearly you are in the education arena
Cassie

New Philadelphia, OH

#23 Aug 22, 2008
more money for teachers wrote:
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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..
As long as you keep paying out of your pocket they will keep misspending. So tell us how much you would be making had you not attained a masters degree. If you are not making enough to pay the difference between degrees why did you bother? You have no idea how many people out here do NOT sympathize with your situation. Do you live in the school district that pays you? Probably not.
Disgusted

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#24 Aug 22, 2008
When is Stow and Tallmadge ... and any others who are considering a tax levy ... going to get it thru their heads. Taxpayers are SICK of rising property taxes! Their money is going to keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs ... not to mention gas in their tanks and keeping up with rising utility bills. Summit County needs to lower all appraisals and lower real estate taxes!
Just for the record

Elyria, OH

#26 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.
Just for the record, by education and cultural value, teachers compare to lawyers, doctors, researchers, etc. I use my $75,000 education (three degrees)to better our children, our culture, and our democracy. I could make so much more in the private sector--so much more. Thank you to those of you who support us.
Thru

Elyria, OH

#27 Aug 22, 2008
Disgusted wrote:
When is Stow and Tallmadge ... and any others who are considering a tax levy ... going to get it thru their heads. Taxpayers are SICK of rising property taxes! Their money is going to keep a roof over their heads and food in their stomachs ... not to mention gas in their tanks and keeping up with rising utility bills. Summit County needs to lower all appraisals and lower real estate taxes!
"Thru" is not a word.
Thru

Elyria, OH

#28 Aug 22, 2008
Cassie wrote:
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As long as you keep paying out of your pocket they will keep misspending. So tell us how much you would be making had you not attained a masters degree. If you are not making enough to pay the difference between degrees why did you bother? You have no idea how many people out here do NOT sympathize with your situation. Do you live in the school district that pays you? Probably not.
Just for the record, by education and cultural value, teachers compare to lawyers, doctors, researchers, etc. I use my $75,000 education (three degrees)to better our children, our culture, and our democracy. I could make so much more in the private sector--so much more. Thank you to those of you who support us.
For the record

Elyria, OH

#29 Aug 22, 2008
paul wrote:
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Clearly you are in the education arena
Just for the record, by education and cultural value, teachers compare to lawyers, doctors, researchers, etc. I use my $75,000 education (three degrees)to better our children, our culture, and our democracy. I could make so much more in the private sector--so much more. Thank you to those of you who support us.
Raging Ignorant Akronite

Louisville, KY

#30 Aug 22, 2008
The irony... Tallmadge builds a brand new high school but likely will not be able to pass a levy that will keep it functional. In just a few short years, the district will be bankrupt and they will have to shut the school down.
None

Peachtree City, GA

#31 Aug 22, 2008
Raging Ignorant Akronite wrote:
The irony... Tallmadge builds a brand new high school but likely will not be able to pass a levy that will keep it functional. In just a few short years, the district will be bankrupt and they will have to shut the school down.
Obviously you have no pride in your community. Why would the district going bankrupt and shutting their high school be okay with the residents of Tallmadge? People should want to be proud of their community's schools.
overseer

Stow, OH

#40 Aug 22, 2008
None wrote:
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Obviously you have no pride in your community. Why would the district going bankrupt and shutting their high school be okay with the residents of Tallmadge? People should want to be proud of their community's schools.
not at the expense of us tax payers who have to foot the bill for their foolishness
Edward

Allen Park, MI

#41 Aug 26, 2008
Stow teachers have had a pay raise every year for at least the past three years. Many of us middle class workers have not. I'm happy that the Stow faculty have again received raises this year along with continued full medical coverage for themselves and their families, and two months summer vacation, Chistmas vacation, Spring Break vacation and other holidays. I'm very happy for them, but I can't afford to give them another raise on top of what we already give them. Yes, they are deserving of all these things, but come to think of it, so am I. My wife and I work for a charity organization to help people, we work 60 to 70 hours a week each and would love to ask tax payers for more money too. But, this is not the right time is it. Even the school treasurer, who has since left Stow, admitted that the district will not have any deficit for three years even without new tax revenue coming in. The district will just have to wait for the rest of the tax payers to have more money from their jobs before they get their increase. Another big NO vote is coming in November.

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