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Albemarle Co. Schools: Increased Tax Rate Would Help Retain Class Size, Staff

There are 63 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Mar 14, 2013, titled Albemarle Co. Schools: Increased Tax Rate Would Help Retain Class Size, Staff. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Albemarle County, VA The proposed increase of four-tenths of a penny in the county tax rate would have a significant impact on the ability of Albemarle County Public Schools to retain class sizes at their current levels and fully staff schools to support increases in student enrollment next year.

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Albemarle County Resident

Crozet, VA

#1 Mar 14, 2013
Once again the burden will be placed on the taxpayers to fill in the financial gap for Albemarle County! If one lives in Albemarle County and works for Albemarle County they feel the burden even more! Will there ever be an end to the continually increasing spending in government, whether local, state or federal?
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Mar 14, 2013
4/10 of a penny, oh the burden!
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#3 Mar 14, 2013
huck wrote:
4/10 of a penny, oh the burden!
Exactly! Is Albemarle County Resident complaining about all the entities that pay NO taxes thus making "the taxpayer" shoulder the "burden", like churches (what's so special about them?), the University, corporations that were lured here with tax breaks? Nothing is fair about that. People who complain about 4/10 of a PENNY are whiners.
Gnu

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Mar 14, 2013
huck wrote:
4/10 of a penny, oh the burden!
Huck logic exposed: Just think how much a non-burdening nickel would raise?
If 4/10 =$600,000, then a nickel ..... WOW !!!!!!!
jogger

Farmville, VA

#5 Mar 14, 2013
Sooner or later you people will wake up and realize what a bottomless pit the education system really is.....and hopefully demand a stop to the yearly increases in the school budget....
reality check

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Mar 14, 2013
Builders allowed to build huge communities in Crozet and 29N, without paying proffers. The schools are seeing an increase in enrollment. Someone needs to cover the cost!
More to say

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Mar 14, 2013
jogger wrote:
Sooner or later you people will wake up and realize what a bottomless pit the education system really is.....and hopefully demand a stop to the yearly increases in the school budget....
The County has a growing population - 3.3% between 2010 and 2012. Are you saying they should teach more kids for the same or fewer dollars?
Alb Resident

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Mar 14, 2013
I wish I could apply the practices that the BOS utilizes to balance my personal budget: I need xx amount of money per month to pay my bills plus so much for non-essentials therefore I must require my employer to pay me xx amount of money. All of these individuals need to take a course in economics. I certainly hope that the students are not being taught economics based on the practices of their leaders as if they are they will have a rude awakening when faced with reality.
2014 Will Be A Surprise

Cumming, GA

#9 Mar 14, 2013
More to say wrote:
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The County has a growing population - 3.3% between 2010 and 2012. Are you saying they should teach more kids for the same or fewer dollars?
No, but increased population should relate to increased income without increasing rates. Unless your population is increased by non-tax paying residents.
Cmon Man

Woodbridge, VA

#10 Mar 14, 2013
More to say wrote:
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The County has a growing population - 3.3% between 2010 and 2012. Are you saying they should teach more kids for the same or fewer dollars?
That growing population increases the tax base, and should increase the amount of $ in the coffers for schools. Totally agree with the points here that EVERYONE should pay their fair share, then most of our taxes would probably decrease! I don't agree that any increase in taxes are needed. What is needed is more responsible stewardship of OUR money. Taxes go up, then so do wages, costs per student etc. Next year we're right back here asking for more. Insanity.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Mar 14, 2013
More to say wrote:
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The County has a growing population - 3.3% between 2010 and 2012. Are you saying they should teach more kids for the same or fewer dollars?
more people = more homes = more property taxes
Allegheny

Virginia Beach, VA

#12 Mar 14, 2013
Before we start hiking taxes, why not trim administrative costs by merging the Albemarle County and Charlottesville City School systems?
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Mar 14, 2013
huck wrote:
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more people = more homes = more property taxes
That formula works fine as long as you have capacity for the additional students. If the influx requires new facilities, then that becomes a big capital budget line item. Perhaps you could implement a new development real estate tax surcharge. Most of the new folks will move into new housing versus existing stock, right. With a real estate tax surcharge on developments from 0 to ten years old you would catch the bulk of the incoming population. That would place the burden where it belongs and not on lifelong residents. Much of the Crozet area new population would be caught in this net.
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#14 Mar 14, 2013
Allegheny wrote:
Before we start hiking taxes, why not trim administrative costs by merging the Albemarle County and Charlottesville City School systems?
NO - Charlottesville resident
Jim Beam

Richmond, VA

#15 Mar 14, 2013
Allegheny wrote:
Before we start hiking taxes, why not trim administrative costs by merging the Albemarle County and Charlottesville City School systems?
LOL. Good one. If I wanted my kids in that school system, I would move there. If they want their kids in my school system, they can move here.
Jim Beam

Richmond, VA

#16 Mar 14, 2013
I live in Albemarle County, have kids in the schools, and support this minor bump to help pay for schools. Schools are important. It's why I live here and not anywhere else in the area.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#17 Mar 14, 2013
jogger wrote:
Sooner or later you people will wake up and realize what a bottomless pit the education system really is.....and hopefully demand a stop to the yearly increases in the school budget....
The cost of everything goes up. Do you go into the grocery store and want to know why a jar of mayonnaise costs $6.00 when it used to be $2.50?
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#18 Mar 14, 2013
2014 Will Be A Surprise wrote:
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No, but increased population should relate to increased income without increasing rates. Unless your population is increased by non-tax paying residents.
What does that mean? There are no non-tax-paying residents. If you live, you pay sales tax, car tax, license tax, phone taxes, electrical service tax, gas tax, luxury taxes, nobody lives for free.
County Resident

Raleigh, NC

#19 Mar 14, 2013
If there are too many kids in schools, why do people keep having more kids? Because they can, and don't care that more people use up more resources. I've got it....let's have a tax on having more than two children. I'm serious!
real central va Marine

Crozet, VA

#20 Mar 14, 2013
Allegheny wrote:
Before we start hiking taxes, why not trim administrative costs by merging the Albemarle County and Charlottesville City School systems?
You DEFINITELY don't want to do that...

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