"We need to understand how critical the passage of this levy is,” board member Jean Staubach said.
"This levy, on a certain date, will quit paying $8.8 million, so overnight, we would lose 12 percent of our budget....Pulling 12 percent out overnight would be catastrophic to the district."
And indeed it would. If this levy failed and no other passed in its place, Sycamore's spending would drop from being in the top 5% of Ohio's school districts to the top 10%. Sycamore would only be able to outspend 90% of Ohio's school districts. That would be a huge catastrophe. Jean Staubach and her friends on the board, such as Diane "High Tax" Adamec, know that their meager management skills leave them incapable of delivering strong results with such little money.
Sycamore residents shouldn't demand excellent school board members. What they should do instead is open up their wallets and give the School Board everything it wants. Sycamore must be one of the biggest spending school districts in Ohio to succeed. Top 10% just isn't enough.
Jean Staubach shares the same first name as her political idol Jean Schmidt, and she knows that with that carries the responsibility to always be raising taxes and spending. We are proud of Jean's work. We need you to pass her tax increase, and then make sure she stays on the school board for life. Tax us more!