To the Editor: Perrysburg man wants more accountability on school board
Written by Phil Caron   
Thursday, 10 October 2013 10:04
The Perrysburg School Board including the potential lame ducks up for re-election, ones quitting, and administration figured out a new way to spend your tax money without your vote! This is in addition to their questionable "out of control" escalating operating tax that grows each year while you have zero guarantee your wages will escalate. They just passed a 4 million dollar "permanent improvements levy" without your vote using House Bill 264 that allowed them to borrow the money and create the debt for you! If that is not bad enough, they have also awarded the work to only one bidder without a competitive RFQ, to a company not even in Ohio. The State of Ohio was part of the conspiracy to avoid the voters along with whoever sponsored and voted for SB 264. Also approved were $220,000 renovations of the Commodore Building having nothing to do with all the needs of our classrooms or education? This is to move offices around including moving the treasurer's office to the second floor (what?) complete with many other salacious enhancements. Can we assume all our teachers are pleased with everything in their classrooms than wasting money on a building that is totally underutilized and could still be used for education of our children! They are using their tax abatement "piggy bank" for justification. They continue to act as if there is a "free money tree" but everything still comes out of your wallet or purse. Make sure you get out and vote this November so we can get some taxpayer representation for a change and accountability on the School Board. Next step is electing State of Ohio representatives who also represent the taxpayers. The only change we have had for the last number of years is the pennies and nickels left in your pocket as they are taxing us until death.
Phil Caron
Perrysburg
 

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