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School Spending All Adds Up

June 19, 2011
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Editor, News Register:

Facts, figures, questions and comments:

According to the Columbus Dispatch, 56 percent of Ohio school levies passed this year.

That is commendable, however, these comments are intended for the levies that fail and are repeatedly put back on the ballot.

Yes, it's nice to have the personal attention of smaller schools, but only if you can afford it.

"What part of we cannot afford it, don't you understand?"

No one wants to see a school system fail , but, how often does one hear of a school closing and its students denied an education because of a bond or levy failure?

Why must every school district have its own new showcase of a building? Ridiculous rivalries are costing taxpayers millions. Why do we need a half-dozen or dozen separate schools in a 25-30 mile radius?

Taxpayers are tired of hearing, "it only costs a few cents a day," but it all adds up.

Do some simple math:

Start with one penny on the first day of the month. On the second day, double that and you will have two cents, the third day 4 cents, etc., etc. At the end of the month (31 days) the total sum accumulated will be over $21,000.

Conclusion: For some of us, every cent counts.

William Patsche

St. Clairsville

 
 

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