I'll find a reason to believe...
The Board promised "Transparency". I expect it.
Well, at the Monday School Board Meeting the board and the administration agreed to ask for a levy that would generate $1,400,000.00 a year in revenue. Last November they lost a renewal levy by 19 votes so now they'll come back in May asking for an Emergency levy that is $500,000.00 more then the $900,000.00 levy they asked for in November?
Nothing in the main stream media [News-Herald} but I imagine they will get around to it eventually.
At the last couple of meetings I heard some residents tell the board what programs should be spared cuts. I can't argue that they all gave good reasons.
Now these parents will probably vote for the levy for numerous reasons. Saving the AG classes, full day kindergarten, sport's programs, staffing issues.... the list will continue to grow until May.
Will this board and administration put on paper "guarantees" for what programs and staffing would be saved if the levy passes?Can't do that?
We'll hear the board doesn't know what the state budget cuts will be. Well then I'm not going to give you people almost a million and a half dollars on faith....sorry.
Bussing, class sizes, plus some of the above must be known before you people even consider voting thumbs up or down on this levy, it's just common sense.
Dr. Hanlon must have taken lessons from AMP-OHIO and used them on the board. This is as bad as a "Take and Pay" contract. Only you will be giving this administration all this money with "NO" promises. This is a "Give and Hope" contract you give them money then hope it's spent the way you want.
Some of you have seen some of the waste in this system first hand, you want to give them more money? You'll be voting on this in about a hundred days. By Tuesday you will have received your first-half property taxes, surprise! If you got the extra 200bucks.... go for it, it's almost like shooting craps in Vegas.