A letter to the editor from Keith Svadba on possible alternatives for funding new school construction and renovation.
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Over the last week the school board made a request to the county commission budget committee for 56 million dollars for new construction of two schools and upgrades to North West High School. I do not think that anyone will argue against the need for new schools or that even more will not be needed in the coming years.
The County Commissioners find themselves faced with two options. Either raise taxes, or put off the construction. At present they are looking at a 6 cent increase in property tax from 2.88 to 2.94. This will an option that will be unpopular to most residents, and an undue burden to many. «Read the rest of this article»