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January 27, 2013

To the editor: Attention, homeowners and renters of the Edison Local School District — you are being asked to pass a 9.45-mill school levy on Feb. 5....

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NoSupportThisTime

Feb-01-13 8:27 AM

What will Edison get with the new School Funding proposal from Gov. Kasich?

The plan ensures that the first 20 mills of local property tax generate the same as a district with a $250,00 per student property tax base.

Edison District Valuation = $312,125,400 Edison Number of students = 1,985 Valuation per student = $157,242 Edison tax revenue on 20 mills at valuation of $312,125,400 is $6,242,508. Proposed tax revenue on 20 mills at $250,000 per student is $9,825,000. (250000 * 1985 students = valuation of $491,250,000) $491,250,000/1000) * 20 = $9,825,000 Under the Kasich plan Edison would receive additional state funding of $3,582,492.

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Getthefactscorrect

Jan-30-13 10:00 AM

I praise the Herald Star for endorsing the levy and congratulating the administrators, teachers, staff and board members for what they have been able to accomplish in the past four years without much support. Read the article, the facts are correct. They have cut, cut and cut.

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Thomas43952

Jan-29-13 8:27 PM

Getthefactscorrect, Add up all the school taxes we pay right now from the county WEBPAGE and you can see that the average homeowner is paying 800 to 900 dollars already to Edison. Now add the additional 200. Now you are talking about 100 bucks a month. Plus 20 dollars a month for someone on SS, fixed income IS a lot of money for them. Those of you who think that an extra 20 bucks a month is fine, I suggest you go ahead and sent yours in now

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Getthefactscorrect

Jan-29-13 10:03 AM

$200 more dollars a year. Wow. Why would we want to pay that to fund education? $10 to $20 a month to fund education? How dare someone ask for that? It is rididuclous!

I think not. I think it is one of the best bargains a person can provide to a child, an education. School districts don't fund themselves folks. Why dont we take all of the negativity on these posts and become involved in the district and help solve the issues. Most people just dont want to be bothered and they dont want to pay more money. Its simple as that. Maybe everyone on here should run for school board as you have all the answers and could solve the issues within months. I would vote for you.

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NoSupportThisTime

Jan-27-13 12:52 PM

I believe Edison is spending $1.6 million on transportation... With the state transportation reimbursement at $950,000.. So actual cost is $1,600,000 - $950,000 = approximately $650,000. I hope the BOE has calculated how much the state transportation reimbursement will decrease when busing for 9-12 high school students is stopped...

Could be an additional hit to the schools revenue in the 2014-15 school year that the BOE will want the taxpayers to also provide new tax money for....

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NoSupportThisTime

Jan-27-13 12:23 PM

Edison classified and certified contracts are up for renewal this year (2013)... When this levy passes you will see where money goes...

When this levy passes, it will only last the district 5 years and that is with the "emergency levy" being renewed. The BOE will be right back at the ballot trying to get back into your checkbook.... Tis district has $18 MILLION in revenue... Still giving Wal Mart a Tax abatement but asking the home owners to pay more.. If you don't need a building... close it... Personally, I would close the current high school building.. It is the oldest building and costs the most to operate.....

Be sure to get out and vote, you had better believe there are enough "YES" votes to get this levy passed.....

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debray

Jan-27-13 7:12 AM

Art,

Thank You for the information.

The Teachers Union is just another part of the Obama Elite take over of America.

The Country is in debt and unless you are part of the chosen Government, Public Sector or Union Elite you will be paying for their luxury.

Follow the money?

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