Albemarle Supervisors & School Board Focus on Fund Balance - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,...
There are 8 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Nov 8, 2012, titled Albemarle Supervisors & School Board Focus on Fund Balance - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News,.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:How to allocate the Albemarle County school system's fund balance, or leftover budget, is the focus of a joint meeting happening right now between supervisors and the school board.
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#1 Nov 8, 2012
Here's a novel idea: How about returning it to hard-working taxpayers who are trying to feed their families and pay their mortgages in this horrendous economy?
When, oh when, do they get a break? They pay for their needs as well as pick up the slack for those who cannot or will not contribute their fair share.
#2 Nov 8, 2012
agreed, or at the very least pay attention to today's other headline
why is there always this use it or lose it mentality?
#3 Nov 9, 2012
They are arguing about what to do with my money.
If they stop padding their budgets, maybe they would have nothing to bicker about.
#4 Nov 9, 2012
At least maybe this year we won't hear about how they need more of my money! Yeah, right. I won't hold my breath.
#5 Nov 9, 2012
EVERY year we get the call from the PTO to go to the school board and BOS meetings because they are in dire straits, we have to lobby for tax increases or else...heaven forbid! No! we will have to lay off teachers!(the recurrent threat).
All these chicken littles who scream "the sky is falling" year after year, please take note: the taxpayers are not going to listen to you any more about this. We know the truth and we aren't going to support any tax increases.
For the record, the money should be used for capital improvements. Our aging schools need help and we don't want to hear about a special tax when we one of them crumbles.
#6 Nov 9, 2012
"Steve Koleszar said, "We don't want to just sit on the money to have the money. It's good to have in case there's an emergency or, you know, especially in the hard times when in the middle of the year, we've had less revenue from the state or less revenue from the locality from the county that was in our budget.""
Does he want to keep the surplus or not?
#7 Nov 9, 2012
You're paying some of the lowest taxes in the country's history, while the Feds are borrowing hand over fist to pay for it. You complain about your mortgage, but seem to expect the government to mortgage our children's future you give you a short-term break.
Look again at the article. There's a surplus from the fixed running costs. But just like families, school districts can have unexpected events happen, and their buildings need to be maintained. The discussion is whether the schools should - just like a responsible family - keep a rainy day fund for emergencies, or if they should sacrifice that fund and put the money into necessary capital works.
I don't see any indication that they have an actual excess of money and nothing sensible to do with it.
#8 Nov 10, 2012
Return the money to the taxpayers, cut the budget to a reasonable level, and cut taxes!
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