"ANTICIPATION" carly simon
Wonder what Tuesday will bring? Most of the people striving for office won't change my life one way or the other. I'm still trying to figure out how our governor cost us 400,000 Ohio jobs. I see no surprises on the local level although if I was a Democrat, I believe I would have a restless sleep Tuesday night.
Money issue, that's what I'm waiting to see how that turns out. Will the Lakeland levy pass? Will the Painesville City Schools replacement levy pass? I'm like everyone else at the mercy of the voting public. If either of these two levy's pass I can only assume things aren't as bad as everyone tells me.
I voted against the Lakeland levy because I believe its unfair to subsidize out of county students who I don't believe pay a fair amount of tuition for the education they receive at Lakeland. Maybe we should limit out of county enrollment?
Painesville School levy. If I thought this levy would put our schools back on track
I would make the sacrifice and vote for this levy. I don't believe this extra money will make the education of our children ,one bit better. Along with not believing its for the kid's. That whole pay structure of the system must be reexamined. Should the board be in the transportation, and food service business? Should qualified teachers monitor study halls? Are the students and their parents somewhat responsible for what transpires in the classroom, or are the school's just a glorified babysitting service? Has anyone mentioned a pay freeze for the next upcoming contracts? The schools will be negotiating new contracts for classified and unclassified employees at the end of the school year in 2011. Will the state send us LESS money because we just added close to a million dollars in local revenue?
Listening to Mr. Taylor list the financial crisis the schools face, it almost sounded like what I'm facing in my life. Higher Health care costs, utility costs, food, gasoline you name it its gone up. Not my wages, who do I ask for a levy from? Even senior citizens have now lost their COLA on Social Security where will they find the money.
The fact that the nine highest payed employees of the district don't live in Painesville and won't be voting on this levy makes me wonder why I should believe in the product that is the Painesville City Schools.
I will wait in anticipation for the voting results. Then I will wait in anticipation the results this levy will bring or not bring. If you got it and don't need it vote "YES" If your in a struggle to keep your head above water vote "NO". It's really quite elementary.