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Less Money Sent To Schools

Decrease in state aid due to increase in Ohio County taxes

May 3, 2014

WHEELING — Ohio County Schools will receive an additional $602,509 from the state to cover the cost of employee raises next year, but school district officials say they still will see overall......

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May-06-14 4:53 AM

These comments are most humorous. The raises mentioned are built in steps that don't equal 1/40th of a teacher's overall pay. These comments would indicate that some fatcat scheme is involved. Interesting that many of these comments suggest that teachers show results for their wages. Not a terrible idea... but since when can teachers overcome the poverty, lack of education, lack of nutrition, etc., that contribute to poor school performance? I will wait to see what answer these braintrusts have...

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May-05-14 4:12 PM

In the real world, we have to prove that our job performance warrants a pay raise. Not in public employment, and certainly not in the public school system!

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May-03-14 10:56 PM

People of Ohio County have a choice on May 13 to keep the Board Members in office or replace them. It is an American right-- so vote !!!!!

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May-03-14 9:33 PM

I'm so sick and tired of all the lies!!!

All these superintendents, principals, and teachers saying "it's all about the kids"

No, it's all about YOU!!!!

If you ACTUALLY gave a crap about the kids you wouldn't be demanding these massive salaries!!!!

Show that it's not just a bunch of lies!!!

Take a 50% pay CUT!!!!!

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May-03-14 3:08 PM

The voters of Ohio County approved an excess school levy in 2009 that was intended to generate $10,000,000/year for 5 years. The inflation rate over that 5 year period was about 10%. The levy would have generated about $11,000,000 dollars in 2014 simply due to inflation. If school spending kept abreast of inflation, that would be the amount of money they would have required in 2014. Instead,the schools will be spending approximately $12,600,000 generated by the 2009 levy. Due to increasing property values, that levy will generate approximately $13,000,000 or 30% more than the $10,000,000 originally authorized by voters. By my calculation, the Board of Education could lower the levy rate by 20% and still generate $11,000,000 for the schools. Many homeowners would save $100 or more annually on their property tax bills.

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May-03-14 1:13 PM

It's all double talk.Anything to increase their pay checks, and keep the tax payers confused.

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May-03-14 12:53 PM

wrongiswrong, Take that "value" story down to the bank and tell them you want to re-fi and report back! The tax collectors are raising the values to collect more taxes! The good thing is you get to pay like the rest of us! Funny stuff.

If I buy a house for $50,000 why does the value increase before I sell it? Funny stuff! See tax collector story! Funnier stuff

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May-03-14 11:57 AM

Property taxes going up becouse of increased value on the home,Go Figure.SME,I almost have my 10,000 steps in for today.How about you? couch potato.

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May-03-14 7:30 AM

Shell game! The locals pay more taxes so the state cuts some revenue to the county and the tax spenders complain they don't have enough money to educate children! No worries about the raises for the Adults! It's all for the children! Funny stuff.

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May-03-14 6:50 AM

liars,cheaters and stealers.politics.

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May-03-14 5:49 AM

The citizens of Ohio County can make up for the school board's misrepresentation of the facts by NOT re-electing the members who voted to NOT decrease the levy percentage AND by voting AGAINST the excess levy.

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