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1 GET SUSTAINABLE FUNDING! on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:10 am


This document has been created to start collecting all of the ideas that are being generated in an effort to INCREASE SUSTAINABLE REVENUE in the school system.

There have many great ideas and I don't want to lose sight of them on this page in all the posting. Please voice your ideas in the comments section and I will start compiling them in this document as a central location for further exploration as our committee's begin to form. I will try to go through tonight and pull many very good ideas that have already been voiced in this forum. Please share your thoughts... this is a collaborative community & educator effort! The documents can be easily accessed to the right side of this page. Thanks!

  • Increasing the property tax will not fly at this time. Better to save that for the 2013 revaluation when the rate will have to be adjusted. The sales tax idea is do-able, as the legislature is likely to either eliminate it or decrease it, therefore, any local increase would not be "new taxes", perhaps evel a decrease.
  • Challenging CCs comments on BCPS budget is worthy. For example, expenditures on textbooks. Wayne Abele was quoted in the NH on 3/29, p. 14, "BCPS had $500,000 to spend on textbooks this year, and some of the money was left over from the previous year." Is this true, or not? I've heard anectdotal quotes that there weren't enough textbooks to allow children to take them home. This is an issue that needs to be addressed.
  • I 've heard that the CCs are planning on using a student count that generates less $$ required from them per the lawsuit they lost. There are about three ways to count children. This formula should be looked at closely. (4) and this is the biggie: any PR campaign should stress how little Burke County gets from the CCs compared with other districts in the State, and particularly compared with our neighbors. Finally (5) the BOE has GOT to be more aggressive and demanding, short of a lawsuit, for $$ from the CCs. No more Mr. Nice Guy.

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