VUHS spending plan is still unaffordable to some
With all the claimed cuts in the Vergennes Union High School budget, why am I paying more taxes?
I am still insisting that a cost of $10,000 per student is fair. Vermont is the highest rate charged per student for education.
The financial committee along with our school board representatives definitely do not have the fixed-income, retired seniors in mind. With no Social Security increases to match the wants of our school boards, town and high school, I again tell them there is no money in our below incomes at poverty levels to meet your demands. Therefore I will vote down the budgets until you lower the budgets to our living standards.
With fewer students I suggest you go to Internet teaching with one teacher teaching large-student numbers from several schools around the state. Think of the money it would save.
Empty space at the high school can be used for town offices, senior center, gym facility for adults, and many other needs for this community saving thousands in tax dollars. Or, we can close down areas no longer needed for education.
Voters please do not be duped to vote for this unacceptable increase in our taxes. Enough is enough.
Vote NO and insist on a restructure of our school budgets.
Elizabeth Armstrong, West Addison
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