Call the reduced amount whatever you want. What it does demonstrate is that you are being overcharged for the cost of running your schools.<quoted text>
We should be renewing for the full amount. The reduction is simply a political move to help Bitner and Vaughn get elected and prop up the standing of the three majority BOE members. The small reduction is political window dressing but it's also real dollars that could have been used for high value things. For example, more sections of the ACT class at the high school. Many kids who want and need to take this class, aren't able to. What about adding other AP classes? The money could have been used for that. Many area schools have better AP offerings than we do. I'm not talking about AP Guitar, etc., but multiple levels of business classes, math, etc. Things with tangible ROI potential and helpful to our kids. Remember, it's kids first unless you have political games to play.
For better or worse (usually worse) government will always find a use for the money you send them. I prefer to send them as little as possible and force them to demonstrate to me why they need more. Springboro has not made such a case. The reality is that applying some common financial sense is proving that more can be done with less, also proving that throwing more money at something isn't always the smart solution. Now, if only more of government would get the picture.