Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Close But Not Quite Enough Votes

It is a good thing that our ninth Board of Education member wasn't at the Board meeting tonight or the taxpayers of the school district might have been voting on a spending plan which exceeded the tax cap.  As it was reported to me, four Board members are in favor of a 2.9% increase in the tax levy.  The other four want to keep the levy increase at the cap, which is currently 2%.   I wonder what the missing Board member will do?

What I can't figure out is why they stopped at 2.9%.  That 0.9 percent is only going to amount to about $100,000, not nearly enough to satisfy all of those people who are going to have to vote "Yes" to the spending plan.  Any plan that exceeds the tax cap requires that 60% of the voters approve the increase. 

The Finance Committee meeting on April 3rd should be most interesting.  See you there!

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