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Collins Career Center levy is investment in future

Published 9:53am Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) strongly encourages residents of the Collins Career Center Joint Vocational School District (JVS) to vote for the permanent improvement levy on March 6.

It is a renewal of an expired 0.50 mill levy, which will keep quality career-technical programs that prepare people for today’s jobs.

This improvement levy is a modest increase of $7.88 per year on a $50,000 home value. The career center will experience a catastrophic deficit that would require drastic cuts in 2014, is this levy does not pass.

It is the same issue that was passed in 1994, but went off of the tax books in 2010.

This improvement levy is needed to pay for upkeep, renovations and additions to aging school facilities, as well as equipment improvements.

Voting yes for this levy will help avoid dramatic cuts in district programs and layoffs. That’s why on March 6, OSBA urges residents of the Collins Career Center JVS District to vote FOR the permanent improvement levy. It is a much-needed investment in your schools and community.

 

Rick Lewis is the executive director of the Ohio School Boards Association in Columbus. He can be reached at (614) 540-4000 or by email at rlewis@ohioschoolboards.org.

 

  • Solomon-Grundy

    VOTING NO!!!!!!!!

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  • Poor Richard

    NO! MARCH 6TH. VOTE NO!

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  • TribuneSubscriber

    Look…

    If you ‘so called educated people want to FUND C.C.C….
    then by all means available to YOU…
    GO AHEAD…!!

    You have the abilities to throw away your money….
    with your high salaries…

    BUT…
    THE ‘REALITY’ IS….

    For the ”’MAJORITY”’ of Lawrence Coutians who are
    PROPERTY OWNERS… and PAY THE PROPERTY TAXES…

    Not this BUM FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO….

    STOP TRYING TO PLACE THE ””’BURDEN””’ of supporting
    a VERY ILL = RUN FACILITY… on OUR BACKS..!!

    When are you going to listen to the TAXPAYERS &
    THE PEOPLE OF LAWRENCE COUNTY..?!?

    We have said it time and time again…..

    NO NEW TAXES….. NO NEW LEVIES…..!!!

    As reported in another story,
    - – – – -
    Clawson went on to say that the project was
    about $94,000 over budget,

    which after considering the variable bids expected
    to come in, would be a negligible amount.

    - – – – -
    NEGLIGIBLE…?!?! out of whose pockets are youreferring..?!?

    THIS IS JUST ONE OF THE WHOLE PROBLEMS OF … OVER SPENDING…!!!

    and the DOUBLE DIPPERS who were retired and RE-HIRED…

    Those of us on FIXED INCOMES… have LOST INCOME FOR THE
    PAST 4 OR MORE YEARS.

    Especially the senior citizens and elderly and disabled of Lawrence County…

    My disability & Social Security income is now less than $20K a year….
    Just try to maintain your home and your LIFE on that..!!

    GASOLINE has gone UP… And is expected to hit over $4 and
    possibly closer to $5 a gallon AGAIN or MORE…

    GROCERIES Have gone UP…
    MEDICATIONS have gone UP…
    UTILITIES have gone UP…
    MEDICAL INSURANCE has gone UP…
    MEDICARE (deducted from our retirements) has gone UP…
    INSURANCE on our homes and vehicles has gone UP…
    PROPERTY TAXES have gone UP…

    We TAXPAYERS… must maintain a BUDGET or we Can LOOSE OUR HOMES..!!

    C.C.C. MUST DO THE SAME… & KEEP WITHIN THEIR BUDGET…!!!
    But it’s evident that they DO NOT..!!

    All the while our ACTUAL INCOME has (until this year)
    STAYED THE SAME… I actually got an approximately $35 raise
    in my disability retirement & social security.

    But with the ADDED COST OF GAS…. That has been WIPED OUT..!!

    This past Christmas…. I only bought ’1′ gift for my grandchild.

    I could’nt even afford the ‘extra postage stamps’ to send out Christmas Cards.

    ***************
    Quoted from earlier story…

    On the March primary ballot, voters will be asked to accept or reject a half-mill permanent improvement levy that would bring in funds for CCC.

    - – – – -
    I pray that the ‘Tax Paying’ residents of Lawrence County
    CONTINUE…. TO VOTE NO …!!!

    ***************
    Quoted from earlier story…

    “If it fails we’ll have to run it again,”
    CCC Superintendent Steve Dodgion said.

    PROOF… OF MORE INCOMPETENT WASTEFUL SPENDING…
    OF OUR TAX DOLLARS…!!!

    - – – – -
    In other words… SPEND MORE MONEY… and KEEP SPENDING
    till everyone either gives in… and votes yes…
    or dies off…

    ********
    Quoted from earlier story…

    Dodgion said there hasn’t been a decision on where cuts would be made,
    but that the board will decide in the upcoming weeks before the election.

    ******
    Cutbacks should have been made LAST YEAR when the levy
    was VOTED DOWN..!!

    More PROOF… of Continued WASTEFUL SPENDING by incompetent administrators… at the Collins Career Center.

    TAX PAYERS MONEY… ((NOT THEIRS))
    IS STILL BEING W-A-S-T-E-D. . . ! ! !

    Help put a STOP TO THIS WASTEFUL & NEGLIGENT SPENDING
    of OUR TAX PAYERS DOLLARS…!!!

    VOTE THE LEVY DOWN….. VOTE NO…!!!

    NO TO NEW TAXES…. NO TO ANY LEVY’S…..!!!

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  • LawcoResident

    Thank you, OSBA, for recognizing that the CCC levy is an investment in the future – the future of our youth, the future of our skilled workforce, the future of education, and the future of Lawrence County. Also, thank you to all the voters who come out on March 6th to support the vocational school levy.

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