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Warren takes first step toward seeking 10-year levy

December 17, 2013

Warren Local School District will likely be asking voters in May for a 10-year renewal of the so-called emergency tax levy, which funds general operations in the western Washington County district....

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hockeypuck

Dec-17-13 6:53 AM

I can hardly wait to hear from the "NO" voters on this one. Finally, your chance to shut down operations is here!!

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whs1977

Dec-17-13 8:56 AM

A play on words and a play on numbers. Just pure greed from the BOE asking for a longer levy term after receiving millions in new state funding. The original “Emergency” levy was for 5 years yet they have still not fixed the emergency. Vote this levy down to vote the BOE out.

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jerseymiller

Dec-17-13 9:30 AM

the conditions in washington county, 3yrs maybe-- 10yrs NO. there you go puck

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DaveBa

Dec-17-13 1:56 PM

Board President Sidney Brackenridge added that if more money is needed, the district can always ask for additional levies in the future.

More levies are what the future holds. This renewal levy and all that new state money will be ate up in teachers healthcare in 2 years. You can bet there will be more and more levies coming your way. I agree, vote this levy down and vote the board out.

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hockeypuck

Dec-17-13 8:16 PM

"NO, NO, NO"!!! I wonder if the BOE has any idea how much the "NO" voters despise the school district? Take away all of the funding, let them eat cake!

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ea333555

Dec-18-13 12:13 PM

@DaveBa "This renewal levy and all that new state money will be ate up in teachers healthcare in 2 years."……ate=eaten, teachers=teachers’ A school is a place where students learn and teachers teach. Therefore, teachers are needed. In any school district, the majority of the budget is consumed by the teachers’ salaries....DUHHHHH. Teachers have continued to contribute their yearly raises on their health care. So when the district pays the teachers’ health care, they are just paying their wages. Their health care is just part of their wage…. period. Anyone who doesn't understand that should not comment on something they know little about. The bottom line is teachers need to be paid and the children are the future of this country. I know that there are some people who struggle paying bills but the vast majority can afford to help the children learn.

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ea333555

Dec-18-13 12:14 PM

Trying to place the blame on teachers’ salaries is just a cover up for ones greed. No one likes to pay more taxes but to give a little more to the children’s future is something that should be wisely considered.

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honestypays

Dec-18-13 1:33 PM

The term"emergency levy" is somewhat misleading. It is actually a levy to fund operating (or day-to-day routine) expenses. It can only last for a maximum of for five years before it has to be put on the ballot again. It IS NOT designed to take care of emergency expenses and then to go away at the end of the term. Also, rather than being for a specific millage, it is for a specific dollar amount.

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DaveBa

Dec-18-13 1:59 PM

ea333555 "So when the district pays the teachers’ health care, they are just paying their wages".

The budget showed healthcare cost rising by over 5 million dollars for Warren's schools by 2016. Your words just confirm teachers wages is killing the school system.

ate=Past tense of eat.

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DaveBa

Dec-18-13 2:58 PM

ea333555,Trying to place the blame on teachers’ salaries is just a cover up for ones greed.

Greed is one group of people (school employees) not want to pay their share of a national healthcare system. The taxpayers should not hand over more money to pay for someone else’s rising healthcare cost when most of theirs have doubled. Why is everyone forced to pay their share in life except the school employees? Public schools are a sinking ship just like any other form of government. The answer isn't to keep throwing money at it. Fix the problem of over paying the help and stop wasting money.

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hockeypuck

Dec-20-13 7:31 PM

And, if the "NO" voters are successful, they can close the school district and drastically reduce their property taxes. Hey, it is a win-win!!

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ea333555

Jan-16-14 9:50 PM

DA Dave: You obviously have no clue about the bargaining of teachers salaries.......and you need to go back to school.

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