Sunday , 19 November 2017

Letter to Editor: Reasons to Reject TRE, From an `Overtaxed’ Citizen

opinionMISD has called a special “irreversible” tax rate election on Saturday to increase YOUR rate 12.5% (avg home $300) to get an additional $1.7M from the state…also YOUR tax dollars, which will be one of the HIGHEST in the state.  Before casting your ballot, there are several facts you may want to consider:
*MISD already has a debt load of $447.5M PLUS interest ($641,950.457.00) supported by property taxes.  Assessed value of your home is predicted to increase over the next 3 years – another rate increase for MISD.  A TRIPLE TAX HIT!
*The Education Lobby has siphoned millions of dollars from our transportation/highway funds, leaving us with inferior roads OR toll roads!  How much is enough??
*MISD has 1 administrator (avg salary $90,000) for every 1.8 teachers (avg salary $49,000). CUT ADMINISTRATORS – RAISE TEACHER PAY with NO tax increase!
*MISD spends TWICE as much on transportation as Frisco – WHY??
*MISD school taxes would be much higher than Plano/Frisco…..how can they do so much more with THEIR money, while MISD enrollment is decreasing?
*How much has MISD wasted on controversial indoctrinating curriculum?
*Sr. Citizens WILL be affected if they move OR renovate their homes.  Higher tax rates are BAD for residents, BAD for business, BAD for McKinney.  More money does NOT = Better Education.  If it did, ALL of our students would be graduating with honors!
*MISD needs to eliminate unnecessary convention junkets & seminars, expensive fairs (like the one planned on election day to bring in parents to vote), & HIGH dollar consultants instead of picking taxpayers pockets.
*MISD DOES NOT have a revenue problem, they have a MANAGEMENT PROBLEM.  Thanks to ineffective planning/zoning, McKinney does not have the business base to sustain this higher budget & debt.  Protect the financial integrity of our school district from free spending bureaucrats who never saw someone else’s dollar that they didn’t want!
Please check out RedAppleProject.com/find-your-isd for more details. In this economy, our financial viability is at risk.
If you are concerned about our debt & tax rate hike, please pass this along to other McKinney residents. Thank you!
Nancy & Carroll Lochridge
MISD “Over taxed” residents

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