By Glen Thompson
October 01, 2007
In response to Mr. Ortiz letter: Last year I asked the school
board to request additional funding to the cap and they said
that they were satisfied. This year, the state put in place
funding that allowed us to fund within 300,000 of EVERY item
on the school board's program based budget (well above the current
year's funding) with only a small increase in property taxes.
I have stated for the record that I support full funding for
schools within our communities ability. Raising property taxes
by a million dollars when the school board had no clear purpose
identified for the funds seems irresponsible.
The schools have increased local/state funding by over 40% over
the past four years.
My question for Mr. Ortiz, let's take this logic to the extreme
situation: if the cap were set at $30 million, would you expect
us to set the mil rate at the statutory maximum of 30 mils?
About: "Borough Assembly
Received September 29, 2007
- Published October 01, 2007
Assembly Candidates By Dan Ortiz - Ketchikan, AK
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