By , Mount Vernon News
January 13, 2011, 11:31 am

HOWARD — After a lengthy, comprehensive discussion which included input from school administrators, staff and community members, the East Knox Schools Board of Education passed a resolution declaring it is necessary to ask the voters for an additional $1.2 million in operating money.

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4 Responses to “EK board declares necessity of putting levy on ballot”

  1. Anonymous

    Survival of the family is higher on the priority list than the survival of an education system. Get your priorities in order.

  2. Anonymous

    So tell me what kind of cuts have they made. The only cuts I see are the ones that effect the kids the most. I feel they are only trying to put us in a pinch and force the vote to yes. What about all the unnecessary things we kept at the school. Do we really need to be paying so many principals and administration staff. We ask the teachers to step up and take on more what about the admin? Do you realize you are paying for a athletic director (about $40 thousand a year) then you pay sports coordinates,1 or 2 for each sports season, to work all the games and organize ticket tackers, my questions is how does the ticket income pay for all of that. Sports, I keep hearing we need sports because it is important for kids to put this on their college application. Why are we not worried about them putting good GPAs on their college application? For some reason that is not as important from what I am reading. Go to the Cleveland Plain Dealers article and read a little bit about our school budget? ww.buckeyeinstitute.org/schoolsalaries

  3. Anonymous

    So my family is supposed to be homeless and/or on welfare NOW because of increased taxes on our home? You write they have made so many cuts that there’s nothing left for kids except to learn. Isn’t that supposed to be the sole purpose of school….to learn?

  4. Anonymous

    We have $0 in the bank. What is my family to do when property taxes rise, how is my family to pay our bills? Should we go without milk and bread a few times a week, and set our heat at 60 to afford the school money? I’m just wondering how much the school district thinks we should go without for their sake.