Friday, June 3, 2022

Did Manning step in it?

After months of in-fighting about who can speak "for" the board, The State newspaper printed this on June 2, 2022:

“As a school board, we would have preferred to not have had to do that,” said board vice chair James Manning of asking for the increase. But he said it’s to ensure the district has a balanced budget for next year.

The Board voted 4-3 on May 31, 2022 to sock it to taxpayers at a time when other taxing jurisdictions are holding the line.

Who voted FOR the tax increase? Holmes, McKie, Manning, Caution-Parker.

Who voted AGANST the tax increase? Agostini, Scott, McFadden.

If The State is correct, Manning said, “As a school board, we would have preferred to not have had to do that.”fo

So why did they do it? 

What do you do, when you don't have enough income for all the things you want to do in the next 12 months?

Do you go to your employer and tell him that he must give you a raise?

Or do you cut back on your spending wishes and make them fit the budget you have?

The terms of office as board membes of Holmes, McKie, Manning and Caution-Parker all expire this November. Some (all?) will run for re-election. 

Show them how you feel about a tax increase. Show them the door marked EXIT.