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Poland school board OKs placing levy on ballot



Published: Sun, June 10, 2012 @ 9:15 p.m.

Poland school board OKs placing levy on ballot

POLAND

The Poland board of education has agreed to place a five-year, 5.9-mill emergency operating levy on the Nov. 6 general-election ballot.

During a special meeting today, the board voted 3-2 for the levy, which is expected to bring $2,181,867 annually to the school district.

The measure is needed to ensure the district stays in the black through the end of 2016, noted board President Dr. Larry Dinopoulos, who, along with board members Richard J. Weaver and Elinor S. Zedaker, voted for the levy.

Read the full story in Monday’s Vindicator.


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1AtownAugie(697 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I'm having trouble narrowing down which adjective best describes the board's action. Foolish? Arrogant? Delusional? Asinine? Unreasonable? Imprudent? Witless? Perhaps all of the above, and more? But with the board president saying in essence on a WFMJ interview "it's either this or open enrollment," one adjective seems especially apt: snobbish.

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2bmanresident(597 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

If they did have open enrollment no need to worry, the racist cops will pull over anyone of color for doing 26 in a 25 zone. That's how Poland people operate. I'd like to see this levy pass and then all the faculty will get bloated raises. That's how it all works

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3VINDYAK(1799 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Apparently, school boards do not understand the workings of 8.7% unemployment or 14.5% underemployment, or others forced to take early retirement with reduced benefits and destroying years of retirement planning.

I suggest the board follow their citizens' lead and begin looking for ways to cut expenses rather than ways to raise money thru tax increases.

Ever since our economy went belly up, liberal politicians, school boards and governments have been looking for ways to increase taxes.

There is a reason for their budget shortfalls and taxpayers are in no mood to bail them out with piled on increases in taxes for the next 4 years.

Now is just not the time...deal with it.

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4natureman(66 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Does pay to play still continue even if this huge levy passes? As a parent of three children I cannot afford all that this school board wants. Also someone needs to address the many problems swept under the carpet at that high school. You cannot continue to treat parents and children that way and expect that we will have a positive attitude.

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5stewie(109 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

What a bunch of arrogant morons! All the other tactics aren't working, like no busing for the seniors, pay to play,pay to park. Now it's open enrollment? Go for it ! if it brings in more revenue! Do it! Because I'll be voting NO once again! Because they still just don't get it!

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6RealTruth(111 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

If only they hadn't borrowed all that money for their fancy stadium . . .

Can't wait to go to the polls and vote NO again.

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7roland_martin210(1 comment)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

To the people raising heck about anything the board does, consider this:

You cry for cuts and cuts and more cuts, but usually 80% of a district's expenses are PERSONNEL.

So yeah, they can cut your children's teachers, further hampering their education.

Either pay higher taxes or your children's education will suffer, you can't have it both ways. You get what you pay for, and costs are rising.

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8Old_School(39 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

I agree with roland, but how about they really shake things up and give the old Dr. the boot?! I mean how long can they take it? Canfield did it, I say it's time for Zorn to hang it up or have it hung up for him! Enough is enough of this dictator!

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9OldSchool2(20 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Those of you that no longer appreciate all that Poland offers, we encourage you to move to a low-end barebones community where taxes are nice and low for you. You'll fit in nicely there.

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10OldSchool2(20 comments)posted 2 years, 3 months ago

Be careful what you wish for, Old_School!

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