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Letter to the Editor: I am sick of my taxes being raised!
by Arnold Butler
June 08, 2012 12:22 AM | 1467 views | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Superintendent Cheryl Atkinson has proposed a budget with a 2-mill tax increase, which would add $20 million in revenue for next year and give DeKalb schools the highest tax rate in the Atlanta-metro area.

I am sick and tired of having my taxes raised and having nothing to show for it. Who’s mismanaging our money? It seems as though the more taxes we pay…the deeper in debt DCSS gets. I said it before and I will say it again…when the system is broke, it needs to be fixed. We need a new school board with a vision for the future. Some have been on the board too long and become complacent… some have run out of ideas…while some do not have a clue. As for myself, I will not vote for any incumbent…you had a chance to prove yourself, but failed miserably. So it is time for all of you to pack your bags and go.

Trial and error is not an option. We need a plan! Our children are depending on us to do the right thing for them. We also need to search for a new school superintendent. Increasing class sizes across the district by two or three students; eliminating middle school sports; reducing teacher pay by 6.25 percent; and getting rid of the Pre-K program will only add to the problems the DCSS is having. This will further lower the morale of the teachers and cause bad public relations with the surrounding communities.

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