To the Editor: Perrysburg man criticizes board
Written by Phil Caron   
Thursday, 08 October 2009 07:24
There is a numbers crisis in the Perrysburg School District! More students this year, enlarged the trailer park, less money from income tax collections, and only a 4.1% increase in wages! Back in the early 90s the district hired their validation consultant DeJong who scared the public claiming by 1999-2000 student enrollment would be 4,687 compared to 2009-2010 enrollment of 4,686.  The tactic is to get money for more bricks with your tax money.  How unfair losing $1.5 million in income tax collections and only getting 4.1% more for wages this year!  The great thing is the responsible spending of your tax money by the school board and administration recently while faced with the pressing issues of today.  Their most important decision to solve our problems was spending $2,581,300 on fancy pants architect designed parking lots at all buildings but the high school.  In addition spending $575,000 on the deemed useless Commodore for the administrative office palace.  This is a total of over $3 million to enhance our children's education.  Why would the income tax collections be down - could it be people losing their jobs or taking cuts in their pay up to 25% and losing their benefits?  What happened to growth projections from the 90s - were they just levy lies? What could $3 million buy to fix our space problem and not adding to Jone's Trailer Park? Should the school labor force take a minimal 5.8% wage cut, they would solved their $1.5 million shortfall and still have their enviable benefits.  Send a message and don't vote for the business as usual board members this November - write in the "three stooges" for change.
Phil Caron
Perrysburg
 

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