Letter to the editor: Say no to school board’s tax increase
Morton Grove Champion
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Updated: November 5, 2012 6:08AM
Again, the District 67 school board is asking for a tax increase. Again, this is wrong and should be voted down.
If this and previous incompetent boards had acted correctly we would not be having this discussion.
They talk about two areas. One is maintenance and repair. The problems they mentioned did not happen yesterday. Boilers don’t deteriorate and roofs don’t leak in one year. Where is the money they should annually have put aside for these things?
The other area they discuss is personnel and programs. Face it! We’re in the midst of a depression. Anyone who has a job is very lucky. Maybe we can’t keep all of the programs. Keep the basic ones we can.
Look at administrative positions and salaries. District 67 is not the federal government and cannot print money. If the board gets more money they will do just as they did in the past and expect different results. Doesn’t work that way. Do the best you can with what you have. Look into charter schools. They appear to have a great track record. Do the job a board should. Get creative!
Harold G. Cohon