Once again the Chardon School Board is slithering for more money from Chardonites!
Oh yes, this will be a 2.8 m levy that translates into 4.8 over five years... on the May ballot. They do not
understand the word “NO”.
With the economy about to go into a double-digit recession, high taxes, high gasoline prices (3.76) a gallon, food costs skyrocketing, electric rates skyrocketing, and Chardon’s garbage water system high rates, THIS LEVY NEEDS TO GO DOWN...Seniors on a fixed income cannot even afford food or medication.
School Board President Bergant and Treasurer
Swain seem to care less!!!!
Please post this, as this is a travesty. Who in the hell do they think they are.
Cleveland is cutting 630 teachers along with another 200 city employees. Chardon schools need to cut some of those fat teacher salaries that we know exist!
I live in the area and see these teachers leaving school in their BMW’s, Volvo’s, and high priced automobiles and the children are becoming dumber by the day.
Please pull your child out and homeschool them, as God has also been told to leave, the 10 Commandments, and our Bible. The kids are dumbed-down!!!
NO TO THE MAY TAX TAX TAX LEVY!
Thanks for the letter Nick.
Frankly, I'm shocked Bergant and the Chardon School Board have the gall to come back a THIRD time asking for money AGAIN, when voters overwhelmingly shot down TWO previous levies. The voters sent a message, LOUD AND CLEAR, to the Chardon School Board two previous times, that they were not going to give them any more money. Do they not understand this?!
This kind of reminds me of a spoiled child who whines and cries for so long, non stop, so obnoxiously, that mommy can't stand it anymore, gives in and gives the child what he wants.
I hope the voters aren't like the "mommy"!! I hope the voters have more stamina than that....don't give in....and stick to their guns like they did two previous times!
In the past, If I have said this once, I have said it a hundred times:
You MUST DO as small businesses do in lean times. Cut out the fat and waste....be more efficient....use your imagination and implement more creative ways of bringing money in....get off your asses....work harder!
In my observation of government over a long time span, I really don't see these simple ideas for survival being implemented. I think it is because generally there is alot of laziness, spoiledness, waste, and mismanagement amongst government workers....and I include all school districts as being a part of government.
For too long everyone has been on the public gravy train taking advantage of it, thinking it will never end because the people will keep forking out. Unreasonable teachers unions have kept asking for more and more every year with the threat of strike and the spineless school boards kept backing down and giving in.
Nothing goes on forever....the future can not be foreseen but it is wise to plan and be prepared. I don't see where anyone has prepared for the future. It's always the same old story....we need more....give us more....and then along with that come the threats of what will happen if they don't get more. When that is squandered or mismanaged then it happens all over again.
They always hold the kids over our heads and tell us "it's for them", when in reality it's mostly for higher salaries, more paid vacation days, more health care coverage, more lucrative pension and retirement programs.
When will this bullshit end? I know you can cut more than you have already, but none of you want to. As it was stated above, Cleveland schools were forced to make huge cuts and hundreds lost jobs.
Again....we are in very bad financial times....you can't keep tapping into peoples paychecks. THE GRAVY TRAIN IS OVER!
Shed this unhealthy mentality most of you have developed in government, that you will just put a levy on the ballot or raise taxes if you need more money.
No one, including me, wants to see people loosing jobs or children not getting a proper education but you can't put on blinders ignoring the current economic conditions.
In the early days of our country, children were taught in a one room schoolhouse and it cost very little per child. The children back then were much brighter and way more educated than the children of today. What the hell has happened? It doesn't have to cost that much to edudate a child.
I think it is outrageous!
Wouldn't it be better to give up some....take a little less in bad times like this, enabling you to hold on to your jobs rather than losing them altogether?