Quakertown School District to raise school taxes!

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surly

Perkasie, PA

#1 Jan 11, 2013
Quakertown School District wants to raise school taxes about 7 mills. That's $7 for every $1,000 your property is accessed at. Very difficult if out of work, on a fixed income, working for less due to economic conditions. Just how are individuals and families supposed to afford these increases when income does NOT increase? For those who do not have children it's even more difficult to swallow.
pull the lever

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Jan 11, 2013
surly wrote:
Quakertown School District wants to raise school taxes about 7 mills. That's $7 for every $1,000 your property is accessed at. Very difficult if out of work, on a fixed income, working for less due to economic conditions. Just how are individuals and families supposed to afford these increases when income does NOT increase? For those who do not have children it's even more difficult to swallow.
They MUST have state approval for a hike that large. No way.
CrippleCreek

Alexandria, VA

#3 Jan 11, 2013
surly wrote:
Quakertown School District wants to raise school taxes about 7 mills. That's $7 for every $1,000 your property is accessed at. Very difficult if out of work, on a fixed income, working for less due to economic conditions. Just how are individuals and families supposed to afford these increases when income does NOT increase? For those who do not have children it's even more difficult to swallow.
Or for those who have children in Private or Parochial schools in an effort to get them a decent education. I resent having to pay a dime for the product they call education.
Hypocrites

Quakertown, PA

#4 Jan 11, 2013
This group of so-called reformers promised to control spending and tax increases if memory serves. That would be Gary Landes, Mitch Anderson, and Zane Stauffer who were backed by Paul Stepanoff and Richard Woldow, the child molester.

You people voted these assclowns into office. I hope you're happy with your decision!
pull the lever

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Jan 11, 2013
surly wrote:
Quakertown School District wants to raise school taxes about 7 mills. That's $7 for every $1,000 your property is accessed at. Very difficult if out of work, on a fixed income, working for less due to economic conditions. Just how are individuals and families supposed to afford these increases when income does NOT increase? For those who do not have children it's even more difficult to swallow.
1.7% is max they can levy without state approval or voter referendum.
pull the lever

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jan 11, 2013
surly wrote:
Quakertown School District wants to raise school taxes about 7 mills. That's $7 for every $1,000 your property is accessed at. Very difficult if out of work, on a fixed income, working for less due to economic conditions. Just how are individuals and families supposed to afford these increases when income does NOT increase? For those who do not have children it's even more difficult to swallow.
Communist nazi money grubbers that hold the gun to your head and relieve your wallet of its contents.
surly

Perkasie, PA

#7 Jan 11, 2013
You are correct "pull the lever". The max is 1.7% they can increase it without state approval or voter referendum. We will have to wait and see what the new proposal is and what they are willing to pll out of the reserves to balance the 2013-2014 budget.
its all good

Quakertown, PA

#8 Jan 11, 2013
pull the lever wrote:
<quoted text>
1.7% is max they can levy without state approval or voter referendum.
Nope, wrong. School districts are allowed to apply for exceptions like special ed costs, retirement/pension obligations, facility improvements, etc. QCSD is applying for some of these and its routine for the PA Dept. of Educatin to approve them. You're NOT seeing a capped 1.7% increase, guaranteed.

The Andrejko administration is asking for a nearly 5% increase while the Finance committe of the school board's announced that they're thinking more like 3%.

Either way, school districts like Saucon Valley, Solehi, Pennridge and Palisades either aren't raising taxes at all or pledging to hold them under the 1.7% cap.I don't know why they all can do this and we can't.

However, the consolation is that our students are getting a high-quality education and our property values are consequently dramatically higher than surrounding districts.
Anonymous

Quakertown, PA

#9 Jan 11, 2013
I hate living here. . .
Really

Pennsburg, PA

#10 Jan 11, 2013
its all good wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, wrong. School districts are allowed to apply for exceptions like special ed costs, retirement/pension obligations, facility improvements, etc. QCSD is applying for some of these and its routine for the PA Dept. of Educatin to approve them. You're NOT seeing a capped 1.7% increase, guaranteed.
The Andrejko administration is asking for a nearly 5% increase while the Finance committe of the school board's announced that they're thinking more like 3%.
Either way, school districts like Saucon Valley, Solehi, Pennridge and Palisades either aren't raising taxes at all or pledging to hold them under the 1.7% cap.I don't know why they all can do this and we can't.
However, the consolation is that our students are getting a high-quality education and our property values are consequently dramatically higher than surrounding districts.
Consolation? What are you smoking?
its all good

Quakertown, PA

#11 Jan 12, 2013
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Consolation? What are you smoking?
Just a little light-hearted sarcasm there.

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