The local school board implemented a tax increase four years back, with voter approval, of 31 cents per $1000 of assessed value the first year, and 14 cents per $1000 of assessed value the next three years. In the interim, assessed values increased substantially more than anticipated, resulting in an surplus of funds for the district.
Since the tax increase was intended to raise “X” number of dollars, but the actual result was to raise “X-plus” dollars, the board is considering rebating the “plus” portion of the taxes to the, wait for it, taxpayers. Sounds reasonable and fair, doesn’t it?
Not so fast. According to tonight’s local newspaper, the board is also considering keeping the $$, as one board member stated, and I quote: “The public has said ‘here’s the money,’ so let’s take it. That’s the kind of of school board we are.”
No, the public said here’s “X” money, but you want to keep “X-plus” money. Of course you want to take the money, you gob-smacking, soul-stealing, brain-dead, maggot-infested, vampiric twit. BUT ITS NOT YOUR MONEY TO TAKE. STAY BACK!!!
Gah, I almost literally choked on my dinner reading that quote.
I’m off to find out when the next school board election is. Grrr.