With great sadness we have read that the Forest Hills Schools have been forced to cut $12 million over the next four years from their budget because of May's failed levy. This includes cutting back personnel. We reprimand the voters of this school district for refusing to obey their School Board's demands. When a School Board wants more money, you should give it to them, no questions asked.
We call on Forest Hills to try to raise taxes again this November! We were proud to endorse the last attempt, but we should have done more. This time we will put our mighty weight behind this issue and work overtime to make sure Forest Hills residents pay higher taxes.
We also encourage tax-and-spend Republican Randy Smith to take over the campaign and put his tax-hiking skills to good use. There are few finer tax-hikers in Hamilton County than our friend Randy Smith. He is one of the best tax-and-spend Republicans we have and he's only going to get better.
These cuts will be horrible. Teachers will only have one period off instead of two! Can you believe that? And even worse, teachers will have to man the cafeteria and recess instead of take a break in the lounge. Those are horrific working conditions!
These are the consequences of refusing to support big tax increases. Because you voters refused to tighten your belt, the government has to tighten their own belt. We expect the residents of this school district to see the error of their ways and vote for a big tax increase this November.