Please approve 60% school tax increase

Please approve 60% school tax increase

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Rome NY

Syracuse, NY

#1 Mar 27, 2014
We need a super majority to override 2% cap. These are good jobs not like McDonald's type. We will also give coach Swavely a raise and maybe we can win a couple games this fall.
Chris

Syracuse, NY

#2 Mar 28, 2014
NO WAY
Im in

Ardsley, NY

#3 Mar 28, 2014
Rome NY wrote:
We need a super majority to override 2% cap. These are good jobs not like McDonald's type. We will also give coach Swavely a raise and maybe we can win a couple games this fall.
Only if we can get an assistant superintendent to the deputy paper towel liaison slot created. Long overdue! Also 10% retroactive raise for the teachers would be nice.
Good_in_theory

United States

#4 Mar 28, 2014
I feel bad saying this, but there is no way I would vote for a 60% increase on school taxes. I can barely afford the taxes I pay now. The only thing this would accomplish is taxing hard working citizens into moving out of Rome.
Nothing is free

Sherburne, NY

#5 Mar 28, 2014
Rome school taxes are the 4th highest in the state and the school system is the worst in NYS. Look up NYS high school ranking.
Wanda

East Syracuse, NY

#6 Mar 28, 2014
If the school system cannot support itself with the outrageous taxes already being paid, then maybe it deserves to be dissolved and start over again. It's simple economics.

Consider also how the tax paying population is forced to pay for teacher union lobbying in Albany. Yes, your taxes fund teacher salaries which in turn also fund MANDATORY teacher unions that lobby Albany to come and grub more money from you.

They should lay off teachers. Why support a system that continues to greatly underperform? That's just a start.
tampa2

Syracuse, NY

#7 Mar 28, 2014
Good_in_theory wrote:
I feel bad saying this, but there is no way I would vote for a 60% increase on school taxes. I can barely afford the taxes I pay now. The only thing this would accomplish is taxing hard working citizens into moving out of Rome.
This place is full of idiots. Nobody said to increase taxes 60%. When the budget comes to vote, it would take a margin of 60% to pass any tax increase proposed over the tax cap.
Samurai Sausage

Utica, NY

#8 Mar 28, 2014
no thanks
Rome NY

Syracuse, NY

#9 Mar 28, 2014
Nothing is free wrote:
Rome school taxes are the 4th highest in the state and the school system is the worst in NYS. Look up NYS high school ranking.
If we had more money for the school district and a long overdue 10% raise for the teachers our test scores would sore. Vote for tax increase those Liberals think they are cute cutting education
Rome NY

Syracuse, NY

#10 Mar 28, 2014
tampa2 wrote:
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This place is full of idiots. Nobody said to increase taxes 60%. When the budget comes to vote, it would take a margin of 60% to pass any tax increase proposed over the tax cap.
Super majority of 60% and a 60% tax increase would save all the jobs and teachers would be able to get their long over due raise. Remember most people get the Star Program so the increase would not be so great. Invest in your community Vote YES in May for budget
Teacher

Syracuse, NY

#11 Mar 28, 2014
Good_in_theory wrote:
I feel bad saying this, but there is no way I would vote for a 60% increase on school taxes. I can barely afford the taxes I pay now. The only thing this would accomplish is taxing hard working citizens into moving out of Rome.
Shut up and stick to Tampa politics
Teacher

Syracuse, NY

#12 Mar 28, 2014
Im in wrote:
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Also 10% retroactive raise for the teachers would be nice.
Yes we have Masters Degrees and are under paid
Wanda

East Syracuse, NY

#13 Mar 28, 2014
Apparently you don't understand the point that was made. More money does not equal better education. As the other poster said. It's been proven time and time again.
Rome NY wrote:
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If we had more money for the school district and a long overdue 10% raise for the teachers our test scores would sore. Vote for tax increase those Liberals think they are cute cutting education
Wanda

East Syracuse, NY

#14 Mar 28, 2014
We have been investing in the community and our school pays us back by continuing to fail. Taxpayers are stretched to the limit. It's time to dismantle it and start over because what we have is obviously not working.
Rome NY wrote:
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Super majority of 60% and a 60% tax increase would save all the jobs and teachers would be able to get their long over due raise. Remember most people get the Star Program so the increase would not be so great. Invest in your community Vote YES in May for budget
Samurai Sausage

Utica, NY

#15 Mar 28, 2014
shut it down!!!
Brainless

Vernon, NY

#16 Mar 28, 2014
Don't support this budget. Vote no
Samurai Sausage

Utica, NY

#17 Mar 28, 2014
no
Mike

Syracuse, NY

#18 Mar 28, 2014
Rome NY wrote:
We need a super majority to override 2% cap. These are good jobs not like McDonald's type. We will also give coach Swavely a raise and maybe we can win a couple games this fall.
NOWAY! Not only NOWAY but HELL NO WAY VOTE NO NO NO!. When the school system starts to do the CUTS it need to do, and stop putting the burden of paying for their BS onto the taxpayers then maybe. Football my ass. Let see these sacred cow programs cut. When that happens, then I will take Rhyming Simon seriously on the budget. Its about time the taxpayers put their foot down and stop these teachers unions, and cry babies athletic programs from blind siding you with the Whoo as me song and dance. Its time they stop reaching in our pockets while getting raises and hiring, and wasting money at our expense .
haha

Nedrow, NY

#19 Mar 29, 2014
Rome NY wrote:
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If we had more money for the school district and a long overdue 10% raise for the teachers our test scores would sore. Vote for tax increase those Liberals think they are cute cutting education
You Moron. Are you saying they sshouldnt be doing a job these idiots are already being OVER PAID for? Start firing some of the dead weight and get rid of the OVER PAID school board .Staring with simons. No one is worth what these losers are making.NOBODY!!!
Spend spend spend

Vernon, NY

#20 Mar 29, 2014
Assistant principals at elementary schools and 3 at rfa is a joke!! Rome schools are to top heavy!!!!

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