April is too soon to run the levy again

April is too soon to run the levy again

It’s unfortunate that the Tahoma School Board (as usual) fails to comprehend why the recent levies were rejected by the voters, and decided to immediately place them on another special election in April.

I believe most of us support our schools, but here’s the reality…property taxes have risen SO MUCH over the last ten years (doubling for many) that we now have news stories about elderly widows having to return to work just to be able to stay in their homes. How can we call ourselves a “compassionate society” when we allow this to happen?

The message we want you to get is this: GO ALL OUT TO REDUCE THE MASSIVE WASTE OF YOUR BLOATED BUREAUCRACY!

Don’t threaten us with talk of laying off teachers. Lay off all those paper-pushing, non-essential employees who’ve been added to the district payroll steadily over time.

You will find all the money you need if you will make this effort.

One more thing: How dare you try to capitalize on the latest school shooting incident by adding the word “safety” to the next attempt at a levy.

Peter M. Hawley

Covington


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