Pickerington Voters To Decide Heated Levy Proposal | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News

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After a heated campaign that saw both sides accusing the other of playing dirty, voters in Pickerington will head to the polls on Tuesday and decide the fate of a proposed levy that would provide the school district with an additional $6 million. Full Story
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The PP are just not smart

Reynoldsburg, OH

#170 Aug 2, 2011
The pickerington patriots are stupid for not buying pickeringtonpatriots.com even when you're a non profit org. you still buy the .com and .net so no one else does. someone f'd up.

congrats on the levy pass to pickerington!
A student

Reynoldsburg, OH

#171 Aug 2, 2011
I will tell you right now, i wanted to take down those signs. they made me sick to my stomach that someone wouldn't vote for my education. but i didn't. i didn't have to by the looks of it. BECAUSE THE LEVY PASSED!!!!
tired of these crooks

Columbus, OH

#172 Aug 2, 2011
Typical BS from the crooks of Picktown Hicktown USA
tired of these crooks

Columbus, OH

#173 Aug 2, 2011
Welcome to Picktown Hicktown USA! bunch of freaking clowns and crooks
round and round

Canal Winchester, OH

#174 Aug 2, 2011
House for sale in Pickerington School district. House value just went up since the school levy passed. Four bedrooms with room to expand. Bring your kids and enjoy the the schools. A place where the teachers do it for the kids.
Mike

Pataskala, OH

#175 Aug 2, 2011
In the future the PLSD BOE should support raising the income tax so all community residents pay for the schools and not just the homeowners.
Its unfortunate people have bought the myth that lower taxes will bring prosperity. Lower taxes means higher unemployment. Tax cuts the last ten years have produced few jobs. Tax dollars do not vanish they are reinvested back into communities which creates jobs. Investments in schools and infrastructure create jobs. These investments require higher taxes but they create wealth.
Communities which invest in local infrastructure and education usually are the most desirable places to live. Most people with kids want to live in towns with the best schools. Pickeringtons excellent schools are why the population has increased the last ten years.
People need to question the local political leadership in violet township and the city of pickerington. They are responsible for planning economic development which brings in tax dollars. Gahanna has invested in a fiber optic backbone which companies require for business in the 21st century.
Americas global competitors are not standing still. They are investing in education and infrastructure because they create wealth.

Once again

Pickerington, OH

#176 Aug 3, 2011
...their scare tactics worked. I've lived here for 16 years and have been through this numerous times. Personally, I love the teachers and staff. However, they aren't exempt from the current economic state this country is in. It wouldn't hurt them to pay more for insurance or co-pays....or take a pay cut like the rest of the world has. They have mismanaged money year after year....building that palace called North while Central and Ridgeview are both an eyesore.
Voted YES

Canal Winchester, OH

#177 Aug 3, 2011
Hopefully we see a few 'anti patriot' homes for sale now. These tea bagger idiots cannot leave Pickerington fast enough for me. John, Larry, and the rest of the misfits can pack their bags.
Sean

United States

#178 Aug 3, 2011
Btw, I am definitely conservative, to me this vote was about all the kids...period! This takes money out of my pocket too, but I will not vote against these kids.
Phil

Columbus, OH

#179 Aug 3, 2011
round and round wrote:
House for sale in Pickerington School district. House value just went up since the school levy passed. Four bedrooms with room to expand. Bring your kids and enjoy the the schools. A place where the teachers do it for the kids.
And a place where taxpayers get socked and socked again..

“Sadly it is what it is.”

Since: Nov 09

Toonville

#180 Aug 3, 2011
I wonder if this will have cause and affect on Westerville's levy come November.
planbetter

Columbus, OH

#181 Aug 3, 2011
Poncho wrote:
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No, not a Republican, an Independent.
You lefties are blind to the real world, just as the righties are. Typical Two Partiers.
We have a generation of blood suckers living off the government buck. That's their career. They don't even try to better themselves. Yes, their are a FEW who do, but in single digit percentages. Why work, when the hard working people of this country pay you to sit at home and reproduce?
Anybody on welfare, should have a government job that the perform gratis, in exchange for the public assistance.
And school levy's are unfair to the childless people of the community.
lolbro. I see now. You are a swinger. Picking and choosing. Got it.
Excuse You

Reynoldsburg, OH

#182 Aug 3, 2011
Once again wrote:
...their scare tactics worked. I've lived here for 16 years and have been through this numerous times. Personally, I love the teachers and staff. However, they aren't exempt from the current economic state this country is in. It wouldn't hurt them to pay more for insurance or co-pays....or take a pay cut like the rest of the world has. They have mismanaged money year after year....building that palace called North while Central and Ridgeview are both an eyesore.
Did you see central before the spilt? We had a whole other school in out parking lot because it was over crowded. People were being hurt in the hall ways! We needed those two new buildings. And correction, the state gave PLSD the funds to update Ridgeview and Central.

Since: Jul 11

AOL

#183 Aug 3, 2011
Morons wrote:
So, the same people voting no are the same people blamimg McDonalds for getting their kids fat and video games for making them stupid. Don't worry about physical education, recess, art or any of the things that keep your fat ignorant children just a little active. We all know you can spend the money and energy on voting no, but god forbid you support the people that are the real parents anymore, our teachers. By voting no you can at least tell yourselves you have no responsibility for the education of your children, it will always be someone else's fault. I voted yes because I take the reposibility of my children's education seriously. If you don't like it get the hell out, its a free country. The hilltop could use a few more idiots in their system.
If you don't already attend BOE meetings you need to start and get informed. With the global hub PE, art, music have already been cut to below bare minimum and check out the libraries this coming year. They are basically gone. Staff have been told they are not to help kids find a book if they ask for help. Everything is to be steered towards the nooks. I will continue to attend BOE meetings to see if the BOE is going to start spending the new tax dollars wisely or continue to over spend and throw money to the higher ups and then ask for more money in a couple of years. I support the schools but am seeing wastefulness from the BOE. This needs to stop. Be fiscally responsible BOE.
dude

Columbus, OH

#184 Aug 14, 2012
Give me a break wrote:
When asked why she purchased the domain, Tonjes said: "Because we could. It was for sale and we could."
What a vile horrible woman. This is the spokesperson for the vote for pick kids and this is disappointing. Unethical people like Tonjes shouldn't be trusted with our childrens future or allowed anywhere near children.
I voted no this morning
She is bad news!
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#185 Aug 14, 2012
Suburban Snob wrote:
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I'm with ya, family guy! If teachers are paid like the professionals that they are, families will perish! We must, as you say, PRESERVE our families. I too think that teachers and administrators should continue to engage in professional development, advanced degrees, put in overtime, etc. and do it for reduced wages. Their pay is cutting into my lawn care appropriation - ouch!
with all your advanced degrees, then the simple math that teachers work part time; and are paid for full time employment will show a 25% pay cut needed to repair the years of over payment.

if they want to quit.....let them

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