We have just learned that the School Board had their 2nd reading which includes recommendation to raise taxes.
School Board Member Phillip Bowers posted this:
" Your School Board voted 6 to 1 last night to raise school operating taxes. I was the only trustee opposed to the measure. I oppose a tax increase because we gained over $1 million in revenue just from economic growth. Additionally, we got $40 million from Federal Stimulus programs. We don't need a tax increase...
Just for comparison, the 2019 budget was $123 million. 2020 was $129 million, 2021 budget stands at $130million. The 2022 budget proposed that passed last night will raise spending to a whopping $136 million. A THIRTEEN MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE IN SPENDING IN JUST FOUR YEARS...
The final 3rd reading and passage of this $136 million is set for the morning of June 4that the school board meeting."
FOLKS WE MUST CALL ALL 6 OF THOSE WHO VOTED FOR THIS TAX INCREASE TODAY!
HERE'S THE LINK WITH ALL SIX OF THOSE BOARD MEMBERS WHO VOTED YES TO THIS TAXATION:
TELL THEM TO VOTE NO ON ANY TAX INCREASE AND LIVE WITHIN THEIR MEANS AS WE ALL HAVE TO!
Do it today!
COTU Leadership Team
Johnnelle Raines, JoAnn Brewer, Travis Garner