By , Mount Vernon News
June 28, 2011, 11:00 am

MOUNT VERNON — Mount Vernon school employees ratified contract agreements which freeze salaries and step increases and include a 5 percent increase in the employee share of insurance premiums.

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4 Responses to “MV going back to ballot for levy renewal”

  1. Miriam StJean

    This is a levy RENEWAL, people – no more money will come out of your pockets – what you’ll be doing is cutting the available school funds even MORE than they already ARE

    And you think this will “teach the schools a lesson?”

    Get real.

  2. taxesnomore

    Looks like the scare tactics are already starting. Its a long way to fall elections so look for more scare tactics soon
    I think they need to cut there pay and benefits first before causing grief for the kids and parents

  3. Miriam StJean

    yep debbyied – and now you’re witnessing just the tip of the iceberg regarding the cuts that will be made – kids are just going to have to learn to walk, aren’t they?  you really think that “no” vote “punished” the schools?  SERIOUSLY?  Sorry, sistah, it’s the parents and the kids that are going to suffer, not the schools.  But there are always people who are willing to cut off their nose to spite their face in this world.  

    votes have consequences

    anyone who voted “no” can just suck it up from here on in – am kind of enjoying this, to tell you the truth

  4. debbyied

    The district will have to do more than just this to convince me a  levy is needed. I haven’t had a raise in 4 years and I pay 60% of my health insurance, so cry me a river. These measures should have been taking place years ago. Were they that stupid as to not be able to see the dire financial crisis the entire world is in? Schools have a tax and spend mentality and they are like a black hole when it comes to our money. They thought people would mindlessly continue to give them all they ask for. Guess what, people have wised up to their wasteful ways, and we aren’t going to just hand over our money anymore, no questions asked!