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Maybe if they had spent millions to build them a new school their grades would have been better. We don't need good teachers we need new buildings- right board?
Mr Stone do your research. The children murdered in Newtown were in a elementary school. We need security in our elementary schools to. Cameras won't stop bullets.
Great job Gentlemen. Lets send this back to the drawing board
This is terrible.
@NoSPLOST Yes you have. I can't believe anyone would vote yes on March 19th. You would think they would at least want to push it back to the Nov general election as a way of telling this board to correct their problems. Plus they would know much more about what they really need in 2015 to 2020 than they do now. Anyone voting yes on March 19th will also be voting yes for their high school and middle school students to pay this tax in years 2015 to 2020. They should at least take the extra year to researh this because the school system won't lose a single penny on this go around.
Everyone needs to read the SPLOST referrendum. Go to the NCSS and bring it up. Cat A is for their spending which takes in the first 45million. On cat B They say they may pay up to 30 million to retire bond debt. By their own admission they say they estimate they will take in $55 to 57 million. Cat a is their for a reason- This is what they plan to full fill first. That will leave only 10 to 13 million to pay off Bond debt. The only reason they put the figure at 75 million is to make sure it runs the entire 5 years. They have already bonded out debt of. - 2010B= for $25,050,000 2012A= $17,340,000 2012B $8,935,000 plus interest of $5,863,052 as of July 30 2012 (halfway of current SPLOST) This totals up to $57,188,052.00 in debt as of July 30 2012. There plans is to bond $62,500,000 (as in millions plus if you double the interest the total debt will be getting very close to $75 million. So EVEN if you were to collect the whole $75 million and put it on paying off debt you still have $45 million in debt. So no way they eliminate all the Bond millage off our tax bills.. My sources are, NCSS website, OpenGov.com State of Georgia Departments of Audits and accounts and out of their own mouths.
The Georgia School Boards legislature priorties are to add an additional 1% sales tax to for general spending. If they get this done it will be an additional 1% tax added onto the 1% SPLOST they are trying to pass now. They also have a legislature priorty for a constitutional amendment whereas they would be able to get ALL SPLOST procedures with NONE going to local independent school districts in the county.
If i was a bidder from now on i would put .00000000000000000000000000000000000001 cents above all other bids. Only one word for accepting this type of bid. Stupid and unethical. Of course Craig makes more money if Oconee sues.
They canceled the meeting so they can all go to the SPLOST forum and help Stone fight for the SPLOST. This is the first time in county history that they have had people to come out publically and man up against SPLOST.
If this is voted down on March 19th the NCSS will not lose a penny. The current SPLOST will not runout until Dec 31 2014. They will have another election in Nov 2014 so there would be no lapse. This way they would know more about what they REALLY need and you as voters would be able to learn more about it. As far as property tax relief, please go to NCSS web site and read the SPLOST proposal. It says MAY get 30 million in taxpayer relief. They are borrowing 62 million dollars during the current SPLOST on Bonds and have already run up over 5.8 million in interest on these bonds. So if you do get any relief it want be for awhile and want last long. I am happy somebody is trying to tell the other side of the story. By the way even tho the property mills are maxed out they CAN raise this by calling a referendrum to do so. You also might want to look at what is going on in the DeKalb school system when you give them to much money. Our property tax has been raised every single year since passing the last SPLOST. Does this tell you they care about property owners?
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