Levy talk dominates school board retreat

Talk of a possible levy was the most prominent part of the Hilliard Board of Education's recent two-day retreat. Full Story
Marine Mom

Hilliard, OH

#1 Jun 29, 2011
Apparently, the school board has a collective hearing problem. The people of hilliard spoke very loudly a couple of months ago.
If we have to, we can and will speak louder in November.
Pull your heads out of the sand for cripes sake. We don't have anymore to give!
Learn to live within your means. Everyone else has to!
aaa

Maumee, OH

#2 Jun 29, 2011
2014 is when the teachers frozen salary will unfreeze, I guess they will have to continue to freeze or take a pay cut to continue keep Hilliard a cut above the rest since the parents won't support their own kids.
Support school districts

Lewis Center, OH

#3 Jun 29, 2011
When I moved into my home I wanted to live in a good school district and knew I would have to pay higher taxes to do so. If you don't want to pay for a good school system get out of sububria and move to the outskirts. Their taxes are much less. I am sure you would find plenty to complain about there too.
Marine Mom wrote:
Apparently, the school board has a collective hearing problem. The people of hilliard spoke very loudly a couple of months ago.
If we have to, we can and will speak louder in November.
Pull your heads out of the sand for cripes sake. We don't have anymore to give!
Learn to live within your means. Everyone else has to!
WeToddDid

Fremont, CA

#4 Jun 29, 2011
The school district is nothing but a bunch of unemployable loser democrats feeding off of everyone's property taxes. Don't think of it any other way.
Karla Katz

Hilliard, OH

#5 Jun 29, 2011
There ought to be legislation prohibiting these pigs from coming back to the trough, over and over again!

Since: Apr 11

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#6 Jun 30, 2011
Support school districts wrote:
When I moved into my home I wanted to live in a good school district and knew I would have to pay higher taxes to do so. If you don't want to pay for a good school system get out of sububria and move to the outskirts. Their taxes are much less. I am sure you would find plenty to complain about there too.
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Who the **** do you think you are dictating where people can and cannot live.

You elitist scum. Why don't you get the **** out?

(See? Pointless argument.)

Now, let's get serious -- how the **** is anyone going to move in this real-estate market?

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#7 Jun 30, 2011
aaa wrote:
2014 is when the teachers frozen salary will unfreeze, I guess they will have to continue to freeze or take a pay cut to continue keep Hilliard a cut above the rest since the parents won't support their own kids.
And what part of "broke" don't you understand?
Hilliard Parent

Hanover, MD

#8 Jun 30, 2011
Marine Mom wrote:
Apparently, the school board has a collective hearing problem. The people of hilliard spoke very loudly a couple of months ago.
If we have to, we can and will speak louder in November.
Pull your heads out of the sand for cripes sake. We don't have anymore to give!
Learn to live within your means. Everyone else has to!
Please look into how the state of Ohio requires school districts to keep their budgets. And how it has also been declared illegal.
Hilliard Parent

Hanover, MD

#9 Jun 30, 2011
WeToddDid wrote:
The school district is nothing but a bunch of unemployable loser democrats feeding off of everyone's property taxes. Don't think of it any other way.
I am quite sure they are not making a living off of the "salary" they are paid to be on the school board - could you live on a couple hundred dollars a year?

Since: Nov 10

Columbus, OH

#10 Jun 30, 2011
Hilliard Parent wrote:
Please look into how the state of Ohio requires school districts to keep their budgets. And how it has also been declared illegal.
This is one of the most widely misunderstood aspects of Ohio's school funding system. The Supreme Court never said that property taxes were unconstitutional. What they said was that the Governor and General Assy needed to fix the way the State doles out money so that local school districts with low property values don't have to tax themselves excessively. It was never about suburban districts like ours.

And so the State takes more and more of our income tax money and sends it elsewhere. Now the State is transferring its deficit to local governments, like school districts, by further reducing the amount of our tax money that we get back.

The teachers and staff have done their part by agreeing to freezing their base pay until Jan 2014, and their step increases until 2013. Now we, as a community, have to decide how to balance what we desire in terms of programs and services vs what we are willing to pay in taxes. And we're already starting behind the 8-ball; our spending is already greater than our income.

Your thoughtful input is very much desired.

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