YOUR INPUT NEEDED!!!!

November 12, 2009 at 4:08 pm 1 comment

UPDATE!!!! A LETTER SENT TO THE LOCAL MEDIA FROM JIM SMITH BOE MEMBER
smith

November 12, 2009

Dear Editor,

I voted no on a resolution to consider placing a school levy on the ballot in a special election in February 2010 for several reasons.
1. According to the Board of Elections it could cost the district as much as $52,000.
2. Even if it passes we will receive no new money until 2011.
3. We can put it on in May for far less.
4. The economy is not likely to improve in the next 3 months.
5. Until a recovery plan is adopted by the board we really don’t know what we need.

I believe that for a district that will be broke within 12 months, the board should be more prudent in spending public funds. I am still open to changing my mind based on public comment received at the November 17th special meeting and strongly encourage citizens of the school district to attend that meeting and voice their opinions.

The meeting will start at 6:00pm at the Charleston Admin Center, 2350 Pole Ave. I will make my final decision at that meeting. The board wants to hear from the public.

lcs

Attention Citizens living the Lorain City School District
The Lorain School Board is holding a special meeting to seek public comment on whether or not it should it should spend $25,000 to $35,000 of public funds to place a tax levy on the ballot in a special election in February 2010.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting and inform the board of their opinions on the matter. Your opinion is important. If you cannot attend you may send me your comments via e-mail. My e-mail address is
jsmith@lorain.k12.oh.us.

Special Board Meeting
November 17, 2009
6:00pm
Charleston Center
2350 Pole Ave.
Lorain, Ohio

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  • 1. Don Killinger  |  November 13, 2009 at 1:09 am

    I agree it would be wise to wait till the May, 2010 primary election time to place a levy on the ballot. Spending $25,000 plus dollars may not have any return on this investment. Especially being this close after a holiday season.
    Let see if the economy makes any upswing between now and May, 2010. This is the right call to be patient and wait till a regular voting cycle. I agree it is definitely needed but not so fast after a large defeat in the November general election.

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