Board lowers levy request to 5.9 mills

Board lowers levy request to 5.9 mills

There are 25 comments on the ThisWeek Community Newspapers story from Aug 3, 2011, titled Board lowers levy request to 5.9 mills. In it, ThisWeek Community Newspapers reports that:

The Hilliard Board of Education unanimously approved placing a 5.9-mill operating levy on the November ballot during a special meeting on Aug.

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trh

Naperville, IL

#1 Aug 3, 2011
not again. nothing is getting better. lets see some cuts in the admin building first. stop threatening the students and parents.
Marine Mom

Hilliard, OH

#2 Aug 3, 2011
Just do no not see this happening! BOE is deaf, dumb, and blind.
Congress Works For Us

Cleveland, OH

#3 Aug 4, 2011
This is maddening. The only reason the millage is lower is because of better-than-expected news from the county auditor.

This is essentially "business as usual" again for the school district.

When will they learn?
Hilliard Guy

United States

#4 Aug 4, 2011
I hate how they threatened the students. I don't have any kids yet but plan to and I don't like them holding kids hostage. I'm just amazed by how many private schools are able to budget better and have more academic success than public schools on average (I didn't say all private and all public). Can't the public education system take some notes from the success of the good private schools?
Hilliard Resident

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 4, 2011
How do we get vote NO signs for our yards?
Hilliardian

Columbus, OH

#6 Aug 4, 2011
I will vote YES.
to Hilliard guy

Grove City, OH

#7 Aug 4, 2011
Hilliard schools are rated excellent with distinction. Have you been in a Hilliard school? The schools that I have been in are fantastic. Where are your facts about private schools having more academic success? Maybe at Columbus Academy or CSG where parents are paying a rather large tuition check every month. I am so tired of the complaining. When you move to a good school system you have to pay higher taxes. If you don't want to pay high taxes move to Columbus or Southwestern. Their schools are poor and the property values just keep going lower and lower. Look out for that to happen to you. You get what you pay for.
Karla Katz

Johnstown, NY

#8 Aug 5, 2011
oink! Gee, thanks, Hilliard School District. That's like asking for only 3 quarts of gravy, on your 4 pounds of mashed potatoes, and then ordering a Diet Cola.
Anon

Dublin, OH

#9 Aug 5, 2011
to Hilliard guy wrote:
Hilliard schools are rated excellent with distinction. Have you been in a Hilliard school? The schools that I have been in are fantastic. Where are your facts about private schools having more academic success? Maybe at Columbus Academy or CSG where parents are paying a rather large tuition check every month. I am so tired of the complaining. When you move to a good school system you have to pay higher taxes. If you don't want to pay high taxes move to Columbus or Southwestern. Their schools are poor and the property values just keep going lower and lower. Look out for that to happen to you. You get what you pay for.
Not to be argumentative, but how exactly does passing this levy keep our district strong? We'll have the same teachers doing the same things, we'll just be paying them more. Are you saying they'll teach better if we give them large raises? Nothing against teachers or paying them more, I'm just trying to understand why paying the same people more money will lead to a better result?
poor

Cleveland, OH

#10 Aug 5, 2011
I guess its ok if my mortage payment goes up just so your spoiled kids can play sports for free. Do us all a favor and pay for programs with your own money and quit relying on people with no children to pay the bills. For shame spoiled people.
Hilliard Resident

Columbus, OH

#11 Aug 5, 2011
to Hilliard guy wrote:
Hilliard schools are rated excellent with distinction. Have you been in a Hilliard school? The schools that I have been in are fantastic. Where are your facts about private schools having more academic success? Maybe at Columbus Academy or CSG where parents are paying a rather large tuition check every month. I am so tired of the complaining. When you move to a good school system you have to pay higher taxes. If you don't want to pay high taxes move to Columbus or Southwestern. Their schools are poor and the property values just keep going lower and lower. Look out for that to happen to you. You get what you pay for.
Hilliard Guy with a Lewis Center address?
May want to pay attention to the fact Hilliard property taxes have fallen to the tune of 20% over past several years. Foreclosures are just as high as other low to moderate income areas around central ohio. The point is that the residents of Hilliard are largely blue collar and average annual salaries are $30-40M and NOT $75M as the average teachers wages they are paying. I appreciate the school has a nice trademark, we paid for that, now its time to earn that same distinction with hard work and dedication just less fluff. Might want to consider retirement benefits as a place to start.......
Hilliardian

Columbus, OH

#12 Aug 5, 2011
Hilliard Resident wrote:
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Hilliard Guy with a Lewis Center address?
May want to pay attention to the fact Hilliard property taxes have fallen to the tune of 20% over past several years. Foreclosures are just as high as other low to moderate income areas around central ohio. The point is that the residents of Hilliard are largely blue collar and average annual salaries are $30-40M and NOT $75M as the average teachers wages they are paying. I appreciate the school has a nice trademark, we paid for that, now its time to earn that same distinction with hard work and dedication just less fluff. Might want to consider retirement benefits as a place to start.......
With all due respect, Hilliard is not primarily a low-to-moderate income area, like Whitehall or Obetz. Sure, there are low-to-moderate income areas in Hilliard CSD, but the median household income in Hilliard proper (and Hilliard CSD, to a smaller degree) is ABOVE the Ohio and US median household incomes. Not to mention, Hilliard has plenty of residents with college degrees (again - statistically higher than the state and national averages) who are professionals.

Those stats in and of itself don't mean a vote for a levy should = YES.(There are other reasons why I think that should be the case.) However, Hilliard CSD is very comparable in many ways to Pickerington LSD, Westerville CSD and Gahanna-Jefferson CSD. What Hilliard CSD is (like those other communities), is a largely middle class area with a some low and moderate incomes, but also a few high incomes.
Hilliardian

Columbus, OH

#13 Aug 5, 2011
Sorry, I meant to say... "Those stats in and of themselves..." I was typing phrases quickly and I didn't catch that one when I went back to edit.:)
dave

Columbus, OH

#14 Aug 6, 2011
lower it to a 0.0 levy and it will still get voted down
idiots

Columbus, OH

#15 Aug 6, 2011
to Hilliard guy wrote:
Hilliard schools are rated excellent with distinction. Have you been in a Hilliard school? The schools that I have been in are fantastic. Where are your facts about private schools having more academic success? Maybe at Columbus Academy or CSG where parents are paying a rather large tuition check every month. I am so tired of the complaining. When you move to a good school system you have to pay higher taxes. If you don't want to pay high taxes move to Columbus or Southwestern. Their schools are poor and the property values just keep going lower and lower. Look out for that to happen to you. You get what you pay for.
My property value is just fine. You are a frgn idiot. Exellent compared to what? What is your remediation rate?
idiots

Columbus, OH

#16 Aug 6, 2011
I look that up for you. Remediation for Hilliard Darby 42%. Yea, More than 4 out of 10 students have to take high schools courses again in college. Hillard Davidson is a little better at 33%. Keep telling yourself the district is so good.
REYNOLDSBURG HIGH is 37% and they have a much it much tougher.
ThisWeek Reader

Columbus, OH

#17 Aug 6, 2011
idiots wrote:
I look that up for you. Remediation for Hilliard Darby 42%. Yea, More than 4 out of 10 students have to take high schools courses again in college. Hillard Davidson is a little better at 33%. Keep telling yourself the district is so good.
REYNOLDSBURG HIGH is 37% and they have a much it much tougher.
That really only tells part of the story anyhow, because it doesn't cover all students to graduate from a particular school going to college. It only covers those going to public campuses inside Ohio. You should also factor in graduation rate for each school and the percentage going on to higher education to get a true picture.

You might want to include some other schools (Grove City - 53%, DeSales - 34%, Westerville South - 46%, Upper Arlington - 25%, Gahanna Lincoln - 42%) to give a more detailed picture.
Hesitant in Hilliard

Columbus, OH

#18 Aug 6, 2011
In order of operation...

1. Teachers asked to raise tens of thousands of dollars from their own pay to help pass levy. They do.
2. Administrators granted pay raises prior to levy.
3. Middle School Sports & 51 FT Teacher positions at risk.
4. Levy fails.
5. 51 FT teaching positions eliminated. No administrators.
6. Middle school sports cut.
7. Teachers asked to take pay freeze,,,again, or greater teacher cuts are in hand.
8. Teachers agree
9. Middle school sports are back on

Hmmm... what do we value? And who do you trust?

Not happy with the Schools, I suggest you look at your school board & administrators for the answer.
idiots

Columbus, OH

#19 Aug 6, 2011
ThisWeek Reader wrote:
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That really only tells part of the story anyhow, because it doesn't cover all students to graduate from a particular school going to college. It only covers those going to public campuses inside Ohio. You should also factor in graduation rate for each school and the percentage going on to higher education to get a true picture.
You might want to include some other schools (Grove City - 53%, DeSales - 34%, Westerville South - 46%, Upper Arlington - 25%, Gahanna Lincoln - 42%) to give a more detailed picture.
Look up Miami Trace and see how much they pay per student. Figures don't lie, liars figure.
FBO

Fremont, CA

#20 Aug 6, 2011
VOTE NO!

Wake up Hilliard.

The property taxes are way to high!

Let the people with kids pay for their own schooling.

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