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posted: 6/6/2014 12:01 AM

Schools prudent with tax dollars?

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Once again the Geneva School Board increased spending without any consideration to the good citizens of our community. Even though this increase is minor in comparison to the total budget, it's the principle of this action.

Our school taxes represent the lions share of our property taxes. A good school system is not the only reason we have decent market values for our homes. Too often this is used as a justification to increase property taxes.

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If we want to reward a superintendent with future student demographics showing decreases, let's see how he can start trimming the school budget and reducing its share of our property taxes. Obviously the school board is not capable, and the result is kicking the can down the road and a cowardly way to conduct this community's business.

If you find this response reprehensible and unreasonable, go out in the streets of our community and ask our citizens are they happy paying higher property taxes courtesy of our superintendent and school board. In a time when state and federal governments have no compunction in regards to its constituents on taxes, ask yourself: Are both the superintendent and the school board being prudent with our tax dollars?

Bill Spencer

Geneva

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