Shame on the GC school board for failing to live within their means yet again. Last night, the board unanimously voted to implement an enlarged budget for the 2005-2006 school year. The resolution, which was seconded by Jim Crow, called for an increase of 3 percent.
There were two resolutions...one for the bigger budget, then one for the raise in taxes.
Oddly, when the vote for the millage increase came about, Jim Crow and Sue Schepp voted "no."
Very similar to the famous John Kerry line..."I actually voted for the 3% tax increase before I voted against it."
If the board passed the first, but not the second, it would have to find a way to come up with the money other than a tax increase.
Kudos to Crow and Schepp for voting against the hike. However, it would have been nice to hear an explanation of their yes/no votes during the time for discussion.
Schepp was recently re-elected, so the politics of her vote are not clear. Crow will be up for re-election in 2007. He squeaked by during his last election after another candidate withdrew. Perhaps he is seeing the winds of change the were stirred up during the recent election? Perhaps he is listening to a public that is tired of tax increases?