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School district seeks exception to raise taxes

Need related to pension payments

February 20, 2013

Spoiler alert: Real estate taxes are likely going up....

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Feb-20-13 9:17 PM

In studying this article I must ask why there is a $1.45 million increase to PSERS when there is a supposed decrease in support staff with those remaining having their wages frozen, a decrease in teacher positions who also gave up monetary increases, staff who left and those positions have not been filled. Could this be due to the increases we know of...Act 93 employees and those covered under Act 93 which include: Principals, Select Central Office Staff, Directors (who just large increases), Buildings and Grounds Workers (not including custodians). Of course let's now add up some more of this years increases: An Assistant Business Manager, A full-time year round Secretary, A substitute a Russell Elementary filling the vacant Principal position, Clerk of the Works, Promotions in the Tech Department, A new Supervisor Positon at Central Office. So who exactly would this tax increase benefit... a top heavy, ineffective Central Office or is it necessary to provide a quality education.

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Feb-20-13 12:59 PM

The PSERS! Their retirements were in similar instruments as the private sectors. While the private sector people have to grin and bear the loud sucking sound of their retirements going down the drain with the downturn, the PSERS should be guaranteed?

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Feb-20-13 11:19 AM

This has been coming for quite a while. Does anyone think these people care about education or taxpayers, NOT A CHANCE. It is Greed, incompetence, overstaffing, inefficiency, and insensitivity. Wait until they get their additional taxes from the non-profits, we'll see raises for the gang. How do we go about removing these people? I saw this coming a long time ago. Maybe everyone should hold off paying taxes for the 3 year time limit and then just pay the one year overdue tax bill.

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Feb-20-13 10:56 AM

The complete link address is: *******esbpub.wcsdpa**** The Electronic School Board is where folks will find the calendar.

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Feb-20-13 10:52 AM

I commend you Donna for your efforts.I'm afraid not many others will follow your lead.Sad but true.

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Feb-20-13 10:43 AM

@ therealdeal: You can believe I will be there with bells on. In case anyone is wondering what time and where to go, check out this link: *******esbpub.wcsdpa****/ it is the opening page to the school district calendar. Click on the dates on the little calendar on the right for info on the meetings. The next meeting is Monday, on the 25th at the Career Center (aka Vo-Tech). Meetings begin at 6pm. They probably think we taxpayers are going to be mad about this for a little while, then move on to being mad about other things without really doing anything about it. They are wrong.

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Feb-20-13 10:13 AM

My guess is that not one person who posts here will bother attending any meeting dealing with a tax increase. So much easier to sit at our computers and whine and complain about everything.Just saying.

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Feb-20-13 6:55 AM

This folks is the "Price of Complacency" and no accountability for those wasting your tax dollars

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