I am late in commenting on the letter from John Kovich regarding the budget of the Williamsport Area School District. I was hoping others would respond....
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"When it is time for my house to be sold, I hope the high taxes don't prohibit the process."
I recently sold a house for my brother and the high taxes forced several couples who were interested in the house to look elsewhere. Property tax relief would not only bring relief for existing home owners, but would open up more opportunities for those who previously couldn't afford to buy.
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If I remember correctly it was the letter asking people to compare school budgets to Williamsports. There is an interesting study showing how much school sports costs more than education in our schools especially football. The cost per student for athletics is over 3 times what it cost to educate a student in math in most schools.
You seriously want to cut the costs of education then take a serious look at the athletics programs in the schools and see the disparity. Either you want a school or a field house.
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I know I'm sounding like a broken record but I'll say it again," Too many administrators and the Retirement costs are eating up too much money". Too late to change one but the other? Also, too much control from Washington.
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