Shoreham-Wading River plan would rais...

Shoreham-Wading River plan would raise taxes 27%

There are 120 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 26, 2009, titled Shoreham-Wading River plan would raise taxes 27%. In it, Newsday reports that:

Shoreham-Wading River school authorities propose to hike taxes nearly 27 percent next year - an increase that would rank among one of the highest in recent memory on Long Island .

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Chester the Molester

New York, NY

#104 May 1, 2009
lg wr wrote:
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Hey Nicole,
THANK YOU for your obviously informed, factual and RELEVANT post. Not sure some of these people can comprehend it, but anyone who matters will take your contribution into consideration. The people who signed on simply because Ricki Lake was taken off the air....we can't help them..and we don't need to... their gibberish and poor spelling and grammar kind of counts them out of intellectual matters such as these.
So, when can we organize our "Off with her head" meeting?
I just took an old photo out of Rikki Lake and will now pleasure myself.
Teachers And Schools

Mesquite, NV

#105 May 1, 2009
What Great Timeing !
If the SHIP was sinking they would hand our Concreat Life Jackets !
They are out of controll also ?
TAU BETA EPSILON

Brooklyn, NY

#106 May 14, 2009
wowzers wrote:
youse are gonna get banged up
Wake Up fool.
All school taxes are going next year
you have not seen nothing yet
you my freind will be payimg off the
stimulas for the rest of your sorry life.
not to mention State taxes for the State Hospitals (there are hundreds of thousons of Illegals that need Medical Care on Long Island.
(IT IS THER RIGHT AND YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to take cre of them
who is getting Bang up now
Resident

Greenwich, CT

#107 May 14, 2009
beaten like a mule wrote:
This is a huge crime that when LILCO bailed on Shoreham that the State bring the aid up to AT LEAST as much as they are paying other districts in the area. The State did not fund SWR because LILCO did. so when LILCO bailed the State should have funded the school the same as the neighboring districts.
27%.. Living in that school district, my Local taxes have gone up 500% in 20 years. Talk about Teachers pay scale. I dare you to find a Domestic car in that Parking Lot. Beaners and Mercedes all around. not bad for 9 months of babysitting
Actually... Shoreham-Wading River teachers are paid less than most other districts across Long Island. If a teacher has a mercedes or BMW, it's most likely due to a duel income family. As far as class sizes of 14 students and an aid in every classroom...I think it's funny you actually believe that! Aim your anger elsewhere.
mitty

AOL

#108 May 28, 2009
Do we really need a $4000 a week plus benefits superintendent who doesn't have a clue about conducting a school district that the taxpayers can afford? Cut administraion. Cut the number of teachers. Renegioate all contracts. Don't really like these changes? Go find aother job.
Samual

AOL

#109 Jun 1, 2009
Teachers, they just want to keep getting and getting ,they dont care about anyone else.
swr taxpayer

Bronx, NY

#110 Jul 20, 2009
still less than others wrote:
No raises in taxes for the last 5 years. Did any of you NOT know that eventually the increses in salaries, fuel, electric, insurances etc would have to be paid? What did you do with the money you didn't spend on higher taxes these past 5 years?? This is exactly why the entire country is n this mess. Spend and spend but no one wants to pay. I have yet to see one person offer to cut their child's sport, club or extra bus.
I would be glad to cut sports, clubs and extra buses. In fact, I'd like to cut the regular buses! Anyone ever heard of walking? Great exercise. We have children living next door to the school getting buses. That's ridiculous. And the extra buses? You've got to be kidding! I watch the late buses leave the middle school with one or two children on them. This is where my tax dollars are going? I'm clipping coupons and shopping sales - the district is busing two kids four blocks.
Where did I spend the money I didn't spend on the higher school taxes.....heat for my home, gas for my car, groceries to feed my family - you know, all those other ever increasing costs that have brought this economy to its knees. It was nice to see that, in recognition of that battered economic state, most districts (even the ones our BOE is fond of comparing themselves with) reigned in their budget proposals. The SWR budget, however, was a bigger increase than most of those other districts' regular proposals! Even their contingent budget was! And, by the way, it still baffles me that in prior year budget defeats, the district immediately slashed sports and other student related costs, however, this contingent budget did not. Interesting. It's as if the vote was irrelevant.
The argument that we still pay less of a levy than other districts may be true. However, it's like telling a man dying of thirst that last week he drank more water than others. He's still dying of thirst! These are some really hard times. Perhaps much harder for some than others. This is what the BOE (and their glee club), don't seem to get.
yes or no

Lakewood, NJ

#111 Aug 12, 2009
Is this issue over?
Is there going to be a tax increase?

Since: Jul 08

South Shore of LI

#112 Aug 13, 2009
swr taxpayer wrote:
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I would be glad to cut sports, clubs and extra buses. In fact, I'd like to cut the regular buses! Anyone ever heard of walking? Great exercise. We have children living next door to the school getting buses. That's ridiculous. And the extra buses? You've got to be kidding! I watch the late buses leave the middle school with one or two children on them. This is where my tax dollars are going? I'm clipping coupons and shopping sales - the district is busing two kids four blocks.
Where did I spend the money I didn't spend on the higher school taxes.....heat for my home, gas for my car, groceries to feed my family - you know, all those other ever increasing costs that have brought this economy to its knees. It was nice to see that, in recognition of that battered economic state, most districts (even the ones our BOE is fond of comparing themselves with) reigned in their budget proposals. The SWR budget, however, was a bigger increase than most of those other districts' regular proposals! Even their contingent budget was! And, by the way, it still baffles me that in prior year budget defeats, the district immediately slashed sports and other student related costs, however, this contingent budget did not. Interesting. It's as if the vote was irrelevant.
The argument that we still pay less of a levy than other districts may be true. However, it's like telling a man dying of thirst that last week he drank more water than others. He's still dying of thirst! These are some really hard times. Perhaps much harder for some than others. This is what the BOE (and their glee club), don't seem to get.
Change in the distance for bussing has to be voted on by the public. The board can't make that decision. If you want to reduce busing now is the time to start. Find out hoe to make a legal petition and get as many signatures as you can. Present it to the board so they can see your community is serious about the issue, The vote does not have to be at the same time as thhe budget vote but in my mind it makes sense since people will pay more attention to voting.
harold

AOL

#113 Aug 13, 2009
Robert OKane wrote:
The chicken is coming home to roosts once again in the SWR School District. As stated in the article, the residents were just like a bunch of drunks on a spending spree while the LILCO Plant was paying taxes. I was a resident and homeowner during those years when money spent was no object because LILCO was paying 90% of the School Taxes. No one listened, many were made fun of when they tried to say the LILCO plant may never ever open and the School District could some day lose the plant as a source of tax money. People laughed at that and the spending went on. At one time the State had a plan to merge the 4 local school districts into one district to provide a more efficient larger school district. The residents spent thousnads of dollars and campaigned against that plan which went down to defeat when voted on by all the districts. It was the greed of the SWR residents who did not want to share the LILCO Tax monies and did not want the State plan to succeed that motivated the fear campaign against the school merger plan that defeated that plan. At one time the spending per student was higher than the cost to send a student to most full time colleges, live in, that it was to "uneducate" children in the SWR School District. For all those lavish spending years, the quality of the education recieved by the local students lagged behind the other local school districts, a failure of the liberal school programs that were put in place by the spend and spend some more SWR homeowners.
Did you live in Shoreham or did you live in an ajoining school dist.Also the way the laws were constructed, was that the money had to be spent, nothing could be saved for a later date.Just dont blame the people who lived in shoreham as the greedy sobs.Any other school dist would do the same thing as they did there.In any school district, where they build any kind of powerplant , the schools get a tax incentive.
yes or no

Lakewood, NJ

#114 Aug 13, 2009
Can someone answer my question?
Will the taxes go up with such a big increase?
mitty

AOL

#115 Aug 13, 2009
Nothing will change unless people start rebelling the same way that health care has taken on a life of it's own. Starting with a vote of no confidence for the 4000 a week plus benefits superintendent. Has no clue because she makes 4000 a week.She can invent ways to add money to a contingency budget by adding a food czar for what purpose? what function will this person perform? If anyone knows what the 60000 a year plus benefits will do please share. Remember to vote NO for the new building fund revote and continue to do so until harriet get's the message and moves on.
Dan

Englishtown, NJ

#116 Feb 19, 2010
Robert OKane wrote:
The chicken is coming home to roosts once again in the SWR School District. As stated in the article, the residents were just like a bunch of drunks on a spending spree while the LILCO Plant was paying taxes. I was a resident and homeowner during those years when money spent was no object because LILCO was paying 90% of the School Taxes. No one listened, many were made fun of when they tried to say the LILCO plant may never ever open and the School District could some day lose the plant as a source of tax money. People laughed at that and the spending went on. At one time the State had a plan to merge the 4 local school districts into one district to provide a more efficient larger school district. The residents spent thousnads of dollars and campaigned against that plan which went down to defeat when voted on by all the districts. It was the greed of the SWR residents who did not want to share the LILCO Tax monies and did not want the State plan to succeed that motivated the fear campaign against the school merger plan that defeated that plan. At one time the spending per student was higher than the cost to send a student to most full time colleges, live in, that it was to "uneducate" children in the SWR School District. For all those lavish spending years, the quality of the education recieved by the local students lagged behind the other local school districts, a failure of the liberal school programs that were put in place by the spend and spend some more SWR homeowners.
This is sort of a one-dimensional view of what has happened in SWR school district. Not all the residents here were in favor of the aforementioned spend and spend habits of the school district, and this situation would have never happened in the first place if that stupid nuclear power plant was not forced down the throats of local residents by George Bush the first---Mario Cuomo stopped him in his tracks, and we should all be grateful for that. No one ever wanted the plant here in the first place, and if any other residents of other townships really want such a thing next to their homes, please volunteer now so we can send on your request to the new nuclear siting committee of the Obama administration.

The truth is that we've been shortchanged by the State of New York, the economy is in the toilet, and we have to live with the situation as it is. Rather than blaming the residents in SWR, you should be blaming the Energy Czar President of Shoreham Nuclear Plant era. People are leaving NY in droves and finding very happy lives elsewhere. If the taxes keep going up in SWR and everywhere else on LI, people will have to leave. Want to save same money in the schools? Start by by getting that money laundering organization called BOCES out of our schools permanently. The Administrator salaries in this organization alone could finance a small country---totally disgusting in view of how the residents must struggle to stay in their homes.
Dan

Englishtown, NJ

#117 Feb 19, 2010
lg wr wrote:
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The people who "ran the show" 20 years ago ....mis-managed the funds. They are GONE now. This district, which pays the lowest taxes compared to similar districts, has to fix the problem. Bankrupting the district will not solve anything. LaValle worsened our situation exponentially with his crappy deal to get us state aid...The voters still to this day have no idea hwy we haven't had a tax increase in years and we are not getting our state aid.
Most importantly, do you know who runs the show? THE RESIDENTS. With their votes, or lack there-of in SWR's case. They don't show up to become informed. They don't show up to vote, for board members or budgets. So they have nothing to complain about and no one to blame but themselves at this point. When your luxury car payment is more important than your child's educational environment, you reap what you sow.
How would you know? Are you psychic? You're a moron. The area you talk about is one of the most politically active communities on the Island, but we've got big problems. On the other hand, have you seen the low-rent house prices in Coram lately? You already have high taxes and low equity value in your homes, and you don't even know it.
Dan

Englishtown, NJ

#118 Feb 19, 2010
No-Bama wrote:
To all shoreham taxpayers WHO OPPOSED the plant ......NOW ITS TIME TO PAY THE PIPER!!!!!...I hope your taxes TRIPLE!!!!! You made an uniformed decision to oppose the plant and now its time to PAY PAY PAY!!!!!!! SCHMUCKS!!!!!!!!!
MORON---I'll be happy to forward your suggestion to the NRC to site next nuclear boondoggle in Medford where you live.
http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/...
Dan

Englishtown, NJ

#119 Feb 19, 2010
BOOMER wrote:
GOOD you greedy Bast. You wanted the
plant shut down yous got it now
deal with it.
Hey there Maryland. Glad you like nuclear power so much,'cause you're gonna get your own plant now in Calvert Cliffs Maryland. We may be miserable here in Shoreham, but I'll rest easier knowing how happy you are! Congratulations.
lgwr

Bronx, NY

#120 Mar 7, 2010
wowzers wrote:
youse are gonna get banged up
You don't really need to disclose your hometown on the left over there...you're grasp of the English language does it for you! Congrats!
lgwr

Bronx, NY

#121 Mar 7, 2010
Dan wrote:
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MORON---I'll be happy to forward your suggestion to the NRC to site next nuclear boondoggle in Medford where you live.
http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/col/...
Hi Dan, I hope you can understand this...the people who opposed the plant are gone. The people whose children are sufferring these cuts were children themselves during this fight and 90% of them didn't live in the district. Don't you feel smart now?
lgwr

Bronx, NY

#122 Mar 7, 2010
JACK wrote:
Restructure the school tax. If you have children in the school-you pay if not get out of my pocket!!!!
Oh My NOt Again....PROPERTY VALUES...is this concelt over your head? Fine, you want it that way then round up all the retired people who don't want to may into the districts and stick them al in CI and Wyandanch...then it will be fair.
Glen

Matawan, NJ

#123 Aug 14, 2012
When I moved from Ridge to Shoreham, I sold to a COLORED family. Since my daughter works at CVS in Rocky Point, I'll pay the 27% to keep them out of "Whitelandia"

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