ISSUE TWO?????Is this for you???

April 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm 6 comments

Lorain City Schools aren’t the only ones on the ballot in May Amherst School District ( comprised of Lorain, Amherst and Amherst Township residents ) is running their own campaign.

Issue Two has become somewhat of a lightning rod in and of itself. Questions and concerns have come across from residents of Amherst/ Lorain and Amherst Township.. They have been combined and are brought to under a Guest Lorain Amherst Township Amherst Blog or LATA .

NOTE: Should readers wish to address the questions or comments I will make sure those comments reach LATA Group . As always those with information and or differing opinions will be given space

The LATA :

1. What will the recreation center membership costs be? Why are they not listed?
In district costs?
Out of district costs?

2.Governor Kasich’s budget shows Amherst School District will receive $1 million less from the state for two years or $2 million for the two-year budget. What does this mean to the district? Another levy?

3. How many renewal levies are expiring over the next two years and will need to be renewed?

4.Will the Federal or State Governments increase payroll or sales taxes without a vote within the next year?

5. Why are there no schools located in Lorain or Amherst Township? Combined, over one-half of the registered voters in the Amherst School District (ASD) live in Lorain and Amherst Township.

6. When the last levy was passed, didn’t the schools budget for the repairs needed for the existing schools?
Wasn’t that levy for operations?
Two years later ASD now needs more money for repairs?

7.This levy represents a 15% increase. Can businesses/property owners absorb a 15% increase?

8. S and P threatens to downgrade U.S. debt. What is the possible effect locally?

9. Why full-day kindergarten? The State voted not to implement full-day kindergarten. Pre school function? Only $26/ month for $150,000 home and no child care costs?? I am in favor of issue 2.

10.How many existing day care and health clubs will go out of business if Issue 2 passes? Can you name these businesses?

11.Federal Government is broke; State Government is broke; County Government is broke; Local governments are broke; And Amherst School District wants to expand using a 37 year bond?

A comment:

In this economy, I say we should keep what we have and wait for the economy to improve before making this large of a move.

12. Is your family expanding and taking on more debt? My family is not.

13. Did Metro Parks look at the Soccer Academy as an alternative? It is the Amherst School District.

and another comment

In this economy with rising gasoline/energy costs and reduced discretionary income, the rec center will not benefit downtown Amherst.

TO BE CONTINUED??????????????


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Side Order of CHIPS- Salt with a dash of vinegar DON’T DRINK THE WATER- ERRR Bit late for that !!!!!!

6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. colmatt  |  April 21, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    This is my opinion, and it is what I sent to the local papers as a letter to the editor:

    Asking Amherst citizens to raise their property taxes by about $309.86 per year is unconscionable, especially in this economic atmosphere. I strongly support our local schools, and they are an obvious asset to the community. However, when residents are struggling to make ends meet in these tough economic times, with unemployment above 10%, the school district ought to recognize that raising taxes approximately $25.83 per month on a $150,000 home for 37 years, is unsustainable.
    Furthermore, I oppose discontinuing the use of Powers Elementary School, a very sound, historic structure. Powers Elementary School has been a fixture in our community for over 50 years, and it would be a shame for the district to close this structurally sound building.

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  April 25, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Reader Comment :

    They can get those answers by talking to Steve Sayers. They also should tour Powers school with Mr. Sayers

  • 3. LATA TWO  |  April 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Please forward questions to Mr. Sayers. He can send answers back to this site so others can view. Thank you.

  • 4. thatwoman  |  April 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I will do that Loraine

  • […] 1, 2011 ED NOTE:I received the answers to LATA questions Issue Two- Is this for you? this evening they are as follows: 1. What will the recreation center membership costs be? Why are […]

  • […] NOTE:I received the answers to LATA questions Issue Two- Is this for you? this evening they are as follows: 1. What will the recreation center membership costs be? Why are […]

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