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Austintown school district has town hall meeting

Published: Mon, October 12, 2009 @ 9:58 p.m.

AUSTINTOWN — If Vincent Colaluca and the Austintown school board haven’t answered questions about the upcoming bond issue, it hasn’t been for a lack of trying.

Colaluca stood patiently behind a table at a special town hall meeting to answer any questions and discuss community input on the bond issue this evening at Tabernacle Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Raccoon Road. In front of him was the conceptual model for the new buildings and not much else.

Only a handful of people attended the meeting, which was designed to explain a 2.9-mill bond issue that will be placed on the ballot next month. If passed, the money collected would fund the local 53 percent share, or roughly $26 million, of a $50 million expansion project. The state would fund the remaining 47 percent.

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1ipaidattention(68 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

Could it be because absolutely no one heard about this meeting. Here's a news flash. The Majority of Austintown voters are against the bond issue. The only candidate who has spoken out against the bond issue, and levies in general is the 19 year old Bill Klein. Common sense sure comes in small packages

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2KLee(18 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it still make a sound? I guess we should ask Mr. Colaluca.

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3UnionForever(1470 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

You had better vote NO A-town. You know what always happens with these expansion projects - they expand and build new buildings then need a whopper of a levy to support operations in the new facilities. Happens evey time. Who can afford to pay more school taxe sin an economy like we have in the valley today? Time to reduce facilities and cut school emplyees pay & benefits like the private sector has had done to them over the past many years. The public can't afford the high cost of schools anymore.

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4valleyred(1103 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago


Here is why we endorsed a NO VOTE: http://mvred.com/2009/09/25/austintow...

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5AtownParent(565 comments)posted 6 years, 6 months ago

The biggest misconception about this is that the district HAS to build those two big schools. They don't. They can build new community elementary schools like we currently have. It is the school board's decision that we need those giant schools for our little ones to get lost in. It is time for some new people. Yes to Klein, Yes to Zeigler....NO NO NO to Mock and Zimmerman!

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