Dear fellow tax hikers, endorsement season for the all-important May 2015 primaries begins now. First up is the Northwest School District levy. We are urging a NO vote on this issue.
This combined operating and bond issue will actually REDUCE the tax millage that you pay, and that is completely unacceptable to us. Northwest residents are currently lucky enough to pay for a 4.52 mill levy that will expire later this year. The issue on the ballot proposes that these same residents will only have to pay 4.33 mills going forward. That is a reduction and we are not ok with that.
We warned you about the bad things that could happen if people like Dan Unger, Chris Heather, and Michael Harlow were elected to the school board. It hasn't taken long for them to prove us right.
This proposal replaces several aging (aged) elementary schools with new ones, and will make all the elementary schools K-5 instead of K-whatever. All other schools will be renovated. Some money will also go to technology improvements.
And all of this is being done with a lower millage than before! By voting for this levy, you are consenting to a lower tax rate. Please do not give the politicians permission to lower your taxes. If it can happen here, who knows where it can happen next. Vote against this levy and demand that your Northwest School Board give you the higher taxes that you deserve.