I do and I do.
Our district has been going through very tough times in the past few years. 7 years ago we had 4 elementary schools (PK-4), 1 middle school (5-8), and 1 high school (9-12). For the '13-'14 school year we will have 2 elementary schools (PK-6) and 1 high school (7-12). Also there will be no busing for 9-12 grades and parents have to pay a ridiculous amount for their kids to do extra-circulars. This is because the levy that has been put on the ballet twice a year for the past 10 years has failed. In fact, the last levy that passed was in the 80's...so they are running a district on a budget from 30 years ago.
I always vote yes. I would not mind my property taxes going up if it meant any improvement at all in the education of our district. I wish we lived in a state that just did what they wanted and, if the school needed more money, they just take it...no voting.
at 11:46 PM on May. 17, 2013