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Switzerland of Ohio levy fails

May 8, 2013

WOODSFIELD — The Switzerland of Ohio Local School District’s 6.44 mill emergency operating levy was voted down in Tuesday’s election....

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grtrnd1

May-09-13 1:52 PM

Correct me if I'm wrong here. Wasn't it the lottery commission years ago make the statement that if the lottery was voted in that our schools would never want again? Another question, why are people mad at each other for how they voted. Voting is a personal choice. We all ought to be mad at Kasich for cutting our education in the first place. He's not hurting for money. I pay more taxes than he does and that's a fact.

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Thoughtful

May-08-13 9:33 PM

People accept the never ending spending of the Obama administration but do not want to spend a dime for their local schools.Something is wrong here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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QuizhatKaddyshack

May-08-13 3:55 PM

The thesis of my original post is quite simple. We, the taxpayers, are continually asked to pony up money to an educational system that continues turning out functional illiterates. We have shiny new buildings, computers, textbooks, but it is never enough.

In response to the replies to my post, ohvalenative is an idiot and descends into a diatribe of Bovine Scatology.

Now BrosephofArimathea is more thoughtful and talked about budgeting. The comment about pride was uncalled for and beneath your intelligence and came close to our friend ohvalenative's intelligence.

And yes, I have budgeted in the millions of dollars and I also know what it's like to have ZERO income.

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BrosephofArimathea

May-08-13 3:03 PM

Congratulations "Quizhat." Thanks to you and 2,025 other voters, the levy failed. By your resounding pride to defeat all things sensible, you sent a message to the Switzerland administrators that school districts must "tighten [their] financial belts."

And what a message it was.

"Quizhat," I agree, budgets are important - spending must stay under control. But, "Quizhat," are you budgeting as much as Switzerland of Ohio?

Switzerland must cut well over one MILLION dollars in spending next year. As an example, let's say your combined family income is $36,297 (the county average) and you, by mandate, had to cut merely 30% (if you're doing the math at home, that's $25,407.9). Could you do it? Could you pay your mortgage, provide three meals for your family, pay your taxes, your vehicles?

Switzerland needed help. By law, they had to sadly ask you. You said no. Fine. But remember, the levy wasn't just a levy, it was a test on our commitment to our

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BrosephofArimathea

May-08-13 3:02 PM

Congratulations "Quizhat." Thanks to you and 2,025 other voters, the levy failed. By your resounding pride to defeat all things sensible, you sent a message to the Switzerland administrators that school districts must "tighten [their] financial belts."

And what a message it was.

"Quizhat," I agree, budgets are important - spending must stay under control. But, "Quizhat," are you budgeting as much as Switzerland of Ohio?

Switzerland must cut well over one MILLION dollars in spending next year. As an example, let's say your combined family income is $36,297 (the county average) and you, by mandate, had to cut merely 30% (if you're doing the math at home, that's $25,407.9). Could you do it? Could you pay your mortgage, provide three meals for your family, pay your taxes, your vehicles?

Switzerland needed help. By law, they had to sadly ask you. You said no. Fine. But remember, the levy wasn't just a levy, it was a test on our commitment to ou

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ohvalenative

May-08-13 1:37 PM

Sorry that you feel that way Quiz, did you have all the worlds knowledge by the time you were an Eighth Grader? I think not! It's not only a hardship on us taxpayers but more so the students who will suffer. In this world we need all the help we can give to our students to keep them off the streets and from making bad choices. We have many teachers that educate our students in subjects other than who fought the Civil War. They teach them caring and compassion and how to build character. Some of these wonderful hard working teachers will be without jobs because of you unfortunate souls who voted NO. You have a right to vote what you want, but as far as tightening your financial belts, I do believe you could be wrong about our district. This levy was already in place and just as everything has a price, the price of it was raised to. I hope you realize you may be paying taxes for new schools that could remain empty/shut down. Makes no sense to me!!

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QuizhatKaddyshack

May-08-13 11:36 AM

My wife and I voted NO for the Switzerland of Ohio School District Levy. The economy has forced us to further tighten our financial belts. I see no effort from the School District to do the same that every working/property owner family has had to do. We as a nation have spent more on the "education" of "The Children" than most nations and the result of throwing money down the education "rat hole" has not improved the situation.

When an eight grader cannot tell me the square root of 4, from what country did the United States win its independence, what country did the United States fight against in the Civil War, they continue to say "I seen" instead of "I saw" or "I have seen", what is the next number in the sequence 3,5,7,11,..., and the list goes on.

The educational system is turning out functional illiterates who cannot make change at McDonalds when the cash register is not working.

Money will not solve this problem

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