|1) Is the earned income tax equitable? 2) Why
was the Ohio Legislature House Bill 66 initiated in the first
3) Why wasn't a property tax placed on the ballot instead of
an earned income tax?
I am also concerned about the threatening cuts that have been
mentioned in the subject article; elimination of all sports
programs, elimination of some bussing, reduction in custodial
staff hours and the elimination of eight teacher positions.
Nowhere in the article is a mention of administrative cuts, a
reduction in Sharon Smith's salary, a reduction in the number of
vice principals (I understand that there is one vice principal
at each school) and the elimination of "double dipping"
I think that an alternative plan like a reasonable property
tax increase and sports participation pay could generate the
I am a concerned taxpayer and want to maintain a well-rounded
educational system, including, academics, sports,
extracurricular activities and special need students. This is
the first time that I have been opposed to a school levy and
want answers before I change my opinion.
Also, has the earned income tax levy been filed with the
board of education? The deadline for filing for the March ballot
was Dec. 20?
Alan P. Seidler