VW School Tax
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Since: Nov 12

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#1 Jan 21, 2013
Holy crap! They not only want us to keep the current school tax "permanent", but now they want us to increase it by 1%.
Yes, it's an income tax.
Another 1%.
I urge you to go to the polls in May and vote NO!!

Since: Jul 12

Van Wert, OH

#2 Jan 21, 2013
Is there a URL for all planned voting issues? We're home schooling our daughter anyway, but wow.

Since: Nov 12

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#3 Jan 21, 2013
Joe Jared wrote:
Is there a URL for all planned voting issues? We're home schooling our daughter anyway, but wow.
I don't know, I read it on the Times Bulletin website.
The current school tax is 1%, up for renewal in May and they want to make it permanent.
And now another 1% on the ballot.
VOTE NO!!!!

Since: Jul 12

Van Wert, OH

#4 Jan 21, 2013
Okay, so I found the link. Effectively, they're looking to raise about 4 1/2 million per year in taxes.

http://timesbulletin.com/main.asp...

If you could talk to me like I'm new here because well, I'm new here, yea, I'd like that.

Is Van Wert School district a county wide or city wide operation?

If both the renewal and the doubling of taxes were voted no, how much, in the literal sense, would they really have to work with?(How much is picked up by the state?)

What were the prior arguments about the original tax levy?

Is there transparency in the operational expenses?

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#5 Jan 22, 2013
Joe Jared wrote:
Okay, so I found the link. Effectively, they're looking to raise about 4 1/2 million per year in taxes.
http://timesbulletin.com/main.asp...
If you could talk to me like I'm new here because well, I'm new here, yea, I'd like that.
Is Van Wert School district a county wide or city wide operation?
If both the renewal and the doubling of taxes were voted no, how much, in the literal sense, would they really have to work with?(How much is picked up by the state?)
What were the prior arguments about the original tax levy?
Is there transparency in the operational expenses?
All I can help you with your questions is:
VW City Schools, the ones seeking the tax increase, is city only.
Other county school districts do have their own tax levies.
If the current tax levy was voted down, VWCS cries poor and says they will have to cut services, charge for extra-curricular activities, etc.
I'm not sure why they think they need the additional 1%.

Since: Jul 12

Van Wert, OH

#6 Jan 22, 2013
no__sense wrote:
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All I can help you with your questions is:
VW City Schools, the ones seeking the tax increase, is city only.
Other county school districts do have their own tax levies.
If the current tax levy was voted down, VWCS cries poor and says they will have to cut services, charge for extra-curricular activities, etc.
I'm not sure why they think they need the additional 1%.
City only narrows it down to about 10000 people. That's a very hefty price. Top that off with another 1.2m for the aquatic center, that's about 7.8M in taxes. Per capita, roughly just under $780/year, take out kids and non working people, and it gets uglier. The idea that educational expenses for public schools is doubling should be rejected. It's bad enough that the worse the economy gets, the richer hospitals get.

For my own business, The government now makes 50% more than my gross revenues off of the results of my work on one new tax alone, while the Federal Reserve's money printing has lowered the value of what a dollar is allegedly worth by 31% over the past decade. They call it inflation. I call it robbery. I really wish more people understood what is inherently wrong with the monetary system. If you truly understood it, money would be burned in the streets.

Since: Sep 11

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#7 Jan 22, 2013
Last I knew. the VW City Schools was losing a million dollars per year in state funding due to open enrollment. VBan Wert's lose is Lincolnview and Crestvioew's gain.
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#8 Jan 22, 2013
Van Wert does have some special needs students from other districts, this brings in revenue, any statistics available on this? A question would be; where can the public go to look at what the school takes in, and where and how are the monies spent?
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#9 Jan 22, 2013
Also, let's not forget all the requirements that the National Teacher's Association burdens every district into providing, as well as state level requirements, it's all a mess. It seems like it would cost each tax payer less to just reinstate private schools.
you decide

Lima, OH

#10 Jan 22, 2013
http://www.limaohio.com/news/local_news/artic...

It's not a new tax and it is not asking for any more money.
Time to Move

Wooster, OH

#11 Jan 22, 2013
I've been trying to stay in Van Wert but they make it hard.I work in Defiance and they take income tax of $900 a year which is fine because its income I earn there.Van Wert also feels the need to take income tax out of $900 a year.I'm paying it to both towns.Van Wert does not see this as a problem.
With this news and the pool coming I think I may be forced to move due to all the BS taxes.
reported wrong

Lima, OH

#12 Jan 22, 2013
no__sense wrote:
Holy crap! They not only want us to keep the current school tax "permanent", but now they want us to increase it by 1%.
Yes, it's an income tax.
Another 1%.
I urge you to go to the polls in May and vote NO!!
It's not another 1%
remember

Lima, OH

#13 Jan 22, 2013
no__sense wrote:
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I don't know, I read it on the Times Bulletin website.
The current school tax is 1%, up for renewal in May and they want to make it permanent.
And now another 1% on the ballot.
VOTE NO!!!!
Remember - don't believe everything you read
It is for 1% only - not another 1%
Jeanie

United States

#14 Jan 22, 2013
Isn't it supposed to be renewal of 1% and a new 1% in addition? The superintendent said it's 15% of operating costs and if they don't get it try will be forced to make cuts. Guess what? We all have! We're voting no and hope the majority does as well. I'll gladly pay for the extras our we may be required for our kids to play sports or whatever else, it certainly won't be as much as or over what we're being taxed. And before someone whines about not being able to afford pay to play- maybe you could if you weren't being taxed through the teeth. For those who truly can't pay I'm sure a fund would be set up. We've lost kids to other schools and gaine kids from those same schools. Plus they opened LifeLinks which has many students enrolled from outside our district or who would've already dropped out, in which funding would've been lost for them. Let's face it, we've bitten off more than we can chew. New high school and middle school, new elementary, one primary building that had to have millions in renovations to house pre-k and k. State of the art everything. If you know you can't pay then you shouldn't get it. If they know the risk is there how about budgeting within their means? What example does this teach anyone?
The Rev LeRoy

Marysville, OH

#15 Jan 22, 2013
The school system never has enough money. The more you give them the more they want and when they get more all of the staff get bonuses for 180 days or less of work.

They knew full well that the new schools were going to require more money to operate, but they just had to have new.

They got what they and some of the prissy people of the community wanted, now let them live within what they have to work with not more taxes. Just look at their salaries and tell me that you want to pay them even more money; for what?

More money doesn't equate with better education. The generation that sent men into space and sent craft to other planets didn't have all of the technology that kids learn on today. Yet, they were geniuses and the education system today seems to be dumbing our children down.

I vote no taxes of any kind. And it is an additional 1% increase in taxes as the think they need over an additional 2.5 million, that is 1,000,000.00 dollars.

The school administrators are already making a small fortune. What is wrong with letting families keep more of what they work for.
remember

Lima, OH

#16 Jan 22, 2013
Jeanie wrote:
Isn't it supposed to be renewal of 1% and a new 1% in addition?
no - it is just renewal of 1% and not an addition
GOFORIT

Johnstown, OH

#17 Jan 22, 2013
wouldn't we all as taxpayers like to have a guaranteed for life flow of income from our employers. Do we have that ? NO!. The 1% was for 5 years to raise funds for a new high school. NEWS FLASH SCHOOL BOARD MORONS ! you have now spent 60 millon plus for 9000 people to carry. Now you blame the state (lol)all our paychecks are now short and we are forced to figure it out. You can do the same. This time please don't send home with my daughter a speech and a paper scare tactic as before about what all will be lost. The 1% was to build NOT operate the school. Now you want it to operate ? That's not what it was voted in for. This NO vote will be a easy 1.
remember

Lima, OH

#18 Jan 22, 2013
The Rev LeRoy wrote:
And it is an additional 1% increase in taxes as the think they need over an additional 2.5 million, that is 1,000,000.00 dollars.
no it is not an additional 1% increase
it is the same 1% we have had for the last 10 years
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Wooster, OH

#19 Jan 22, 2013
Did the times change the way that was worded? The first time it said additional now it says renewing.I must be seeing things this morning.
not quite right

Lima, OH

#20 Jan 22, 2013
GOFORIT wrote:
The 1% was for 5 years to raise funds for a new high school.....The 1% was to build NOT operate the school.
the school was built with property tax (i think that vote was in November 2002, but I might be off a lttle on the date)- the income tax has always been for operating

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